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I had what I thought was a pretty good idea recently. I decided to present a series of profiles in the pages of The Mail. A profile is simply a close look at a subject, typically a person, and it … more
A couple people who voted absentee for the August primary approached me about courthouse staff not wearing protective face masks when dealing with the public. (Protective plastic shields on the … more
I've reached a monumental milestone in my life. I'm engaged. My fiancé popped the question on the Fourth of July. When I told my parents, they jokingly said, "That's wonderful, but we’re going … more
The locker room in Sporting Kansas City’s locker room the November night its 2018 season ended in the MLS Western Conference Championship was somber. The team had conceded at home the decisive goal … more
If you have ever experienced the loss of someone close, you will understand what I mean when I say the emotions that accompany grief can be very challenging. Friday, my eighty-six years old mother … more
A few decades ago, Missouri’s Senate had a unique visitor — a baby squirrel. Harvey’s chamber appearance was unplanned. Arriving to the Capitol late one day, I entered the Senate chamber … more
It's been an eventful week at the State Capitol. Tuesday, July 14, was the deadline for the governor to sign legislation approved during the 2020 session. He put his pen to 17 bills during the final … more
Haying season, when I was a boy, was all summer long.With only small patches to mow, it began when hop clover blossomed and continued as long as wild grasses grew and Korean lespedeza was in bloom … more
I feel as though I witnessed history Friday and Saturday. I spent both of those days in the show ring at the Webster County Fairgrounds, where I took pictures of winners in the first, and … more
On Thursday night, Major League Baseball will roll out the red carpet for a doubleheader that will open its abbreviated season. Two of the starting pitchers going have won a combined six Cy Young … more
On warm summer nights when bullfrogs serenade and fireflies glimmer over the meadow my mind returns with my dad and brothers to a favorite catfishing hole on the Pomme de Terre near Fair Grove.The … more
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and several senior House lawmakers recently announced a plan to impose price controls and seize patents on any COVID-19 vaccines and treatments in development. They vowed … more
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