Nell Hills is a home furnishings and decor institution in Atchison, Kansas with a Kansas City location in Briarcliff Village. I recall when they first opened in Briarcliff, seeing tour busses filled with pilgrims from Olathe lined up in the parking lot. No, I’m not exaggerating though the busses might also have been from Lee’s Summit. Nell Hills […]
Here is a touch of irony to close out your Thanksgiving weekend! The Missouri Lottery has contributed more than $3 billion to Missouri and public education. However, it would seem that none of it went to English class. I guess more than $3 billion doesn’t buy a proofreader either. At least the math adds […]
I remember when that was a song I heard only in December. Now I have homes in my neighborhood whose Christmas lights went on as soon as the trick-or-treaters left. At this rate, the fine organization Christmas in October might have to change its name. But all is not lost. I came across this online […]
A rare, insider glimpse into the making of one in a long line of classic radio sounders. K-Earth 101 (nee 93 KHJ) in Los Angeles was my favorite station during my days in SoCal and I would make it a point to tune in at the top of the hour to hear the station call […]
I don’t know which is more deserving of the Nobel Prize for Applied Science (if there is such a thing) The fact that some genius decided we needed a 4.5 lb package of toll house morsels or the fact that there is a zip lock top for easy snacking…
Because making espresso and driving is so much safer than texting. In case you think I’m kidding… here you go.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post that I recently re-posted here. In it I lamented the overwhelming and unnecessary selection of toothpaste one encounters at the store. It seemed that Proctor & Gamble’s product development was driven by a desire for shelf space rather than customer needs or ease of purchase. I asked […]
Ok, I get “selection” and “new and improved” and all that. I even understand the goal of dominating shelf space. And as you can see they do that very well. But, I really don’t want to have to make such a complicated decision when shopping for toothpaste. There are more Crest choices than there are […]