A day at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Today I stopped by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I always enjoy a trip there, but for some reason today was particularly enjoyable. Maybe it was my warm (figuratively, because it’s literally 30 degrees outside) start to the day, eating a “Kitchen Sink scrambler” from Succotash with two old friends…or maybe it was just some […]

“FREE KITTENS” written on a bright pink poster board… bingo.

I waited for my parents to say, “a pet is a lot of responsibility…” but then I realized I’m in college and they aren’t here to tell me that. The theme of a character wanting a pet and his or her parents being initially disapproving lingers with me; every children’s series had a chapter or […]

Un-cliché answer to cliché question: what’s your, like, dream job

Since my thirteenth birthday, a birthday I remember for a lot of reasons, I’ve known what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve always known I wanted to be a writer, since about third grade. But on my fourteenth birthday I knew who I wanted to write for. But first there’s some background. […]

The guest speaker in class today

Today in one of my classes a speaker named Katherine Schneider came in to talk to us about the Internet and making it accessible for people with disabilities. Schneider is a clinical psychologist. She has also been blind since birth. When I arrived to class, a little late because the shuttle bus was running slower […]

The Royals steal a third win vs. the Orioles – one game away from sliding into the World Series

Chalk up at third W for the Royals; one more victory and they’re headed for the World Series. Last night was a low scoring, semi-boring game of baseball… But nothing’s boring at the K right now. Kauffman Stadium was rocking. Kansas City fans aren’t just cheering for the game in front of them, they’re unleashing […]