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I’m teaching my kids to see color

I’m teaching my kids to see color

January 20, 2018 – I’m teaching my kids to see color. I wish I could say “we’re colorblind!” but we aren’t. To begin with, my older child has autism. He doesn’t…

When you should say ‘Merry Christmas’ – and when you shouldn’t

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of The Excelsior Springs Standard. December 15, 2017 – For…

Politicking has changed over the years

December 8, 2017 – Politics has always been my hobby, I have never missed a vote since I was 21. It probably goes back to my dad who also never…

Hot dogs, ketchup and the state of things

December 8, 2017 – Everyone is wrong. Not about everything, of course. No one can be wrong about everything except Cleveland Browns fans and people who spell theater with an…

What to get a three-year-old who has me as a dad

December 1, 2017 – Our Toddler just turned three. This is normal for a parent who is not 52 years old. What is normal for a parent who is 52…

Behold, the power of cursing

November 24, 2017 –  I cuss. I curse. I swear. More eloquently put, I express myself in colorful dysphemisms. This kind of questionable language is not only fine by me, it’s fine…

Don’t be ridiculous, go to the doctor

November 17, 2017 – I have a problem with my health. It’s fine. That, however, is not the problem. The problem is that at any given second my brain may…

Dollars per vote

 November 17, 2017 – Back in the 1930’s in Jackson County, Tom Pendergast’s Democratic faction was known as the “goats.” In Kansas City, he would give a pint of whiskey for a vote.  Got…

Missing my grandkids

Dear Editor: It amazes me what some people will do and say to keep me away from my grandbabies. I have been to court, accused of hideous crimes and even…

Mr. Harlan’s Opus

November 3, 2017 – Letter to the Editor: I want to give a huge shout out to Mr. Tim Harlan. If you didn’t know, he is an amazing choir teacher/coach,…

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