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Woodshedin’ with Bird in Eldon, MO

I spent eight years growing up as a home schooled kid in rural Eldon, Missouri. I had free range of the town and knew every corner and outlying area of it. These days, I love the music of Charlie Parker. … Continue reading

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“I believe…that the Garden of Eden was in Jackson County, Missouri!”

To most of the outer island Tongan people we knew, America is Los Angeles (they call it Ela A), Hawaii and American Samoa. Most couldn’t name another state or city in the entire country (It would be fair to point … Continue reading

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Thomas Hart Benton: “The best damn painter in America”

Last Sunday I saw an article in the Kansas City Star Magazine about the Thomas Hart Benton home and studio in Kansas City.  Enticed by the promise of the 13 Benton originals that the article said hang in the house, … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day: The Avett Brothers on Facing Death

I want to grow old without the pain/ Give my body back to the earth and not complain. – The Avett Brother from The Perfect Space We stood in the heavy rain and the mud at the Crossroads Theater in … Continue reading

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Colbert Reports: Kid gets caught participating in a Summer Reading Program

I saw this on The Colbert Report last night and include it for the amusement of my library colleagues. The library I work for and the other libraries in the Greater Kansas City area have liberal policies in this area. … Continue reading

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