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Kitchen Counsel

Kitchen Counsel

Posted on May 25, 2016 in

“I wonder if an M&M omelet would be any good?”

Grandma’s look confirms M&M omelets are not an experiment she is eager to partake in; Grandpa, however, takes a moment to consider the combination. Grandpa has always been one to take time to study the pros and cons.

He gestures to the large candy bowl on the edge of the kitchen counter, “Grandma, hand me those M&M’s, please.”

Kansas City Voices Volume 10

Kansas City Voices Volume 10

Posted on May 25, 2016 in

When we write there is no way to be objective about our own work. We’re too close to it. That’s why the editorial process is so important. A good editor knows how to highlight the strengths in a piece and showcase talent in the best framework possible. In 2012, I took over as Managing Editor […]

How Long ‘Til The Sun Goes Down?

How Long ‘Til The Sun Goes Down?

Posted on May 25, 2016 in

“Honey, there’s nothing wrong with me. I’m just going crazy.”

Kansas City Voices Volume 11

Kansas City Voices Volume 11

Posted on May 25, 2016 in

When we write there is no way to be objective about our own work. We’re too close to it. That’s why the editorial process is so important. A good editor knows how to highlight the strengths in a piece and showcase talent in the best framework possible. In 2012, I took over as Managing Editor […]

Why I Write

Why I Write

Posted on May 23, 2016 in

It never occurred to me anyone would be interested in why I write what I write—until I started building my website. As I worked with my graphic designer and computer coder, they asked questions about target audience and fonts and navigation and a million other things I never wanted to worry about. Finally, after answering […]

Kansas City Voices Volume 12

Kansas City Voices Volume 12

Posted on May 22, 2016 in

When we write there is no way to be objective about our own work. We’re too close to it. That’s why the editorial process is so important. A good editor knows how to highlight the strengths in a piece and showcase talent in the best framework possible. In 2012, I took over as Managing Editor […]

I Am Descended From Giants

I Am Descended From Giants

Posted on May 22, 2016 in

The giants’ home is in the boot-heel of Missouri. They cast forty-acre shadows over the flat, flat earth where their family lives. It’s not Kansas flat; because Kansas climbs toward the Rockies and your eye is drawn up, up, up as you head west.  It’s southeast Mis-sur-ah flat—the flat of white dotted cotton fields and […]

Kansas City Voices Volume 13

Kansas City Voices Volume 13

Posted on May 22, 2016 in

When we write there is no way to be objective about our own work. We’re too close to it. That’s why the editorial process is so important. A good editor knows how to highlight the strengths in a piece and showcase talent in the best framework possible. In 2012, I took over as Managing Editor […]

Alone Together

Alone Together

Posted on May 21, 2016 in

I write for the people who don’t belong—for the ones on the outskirts filled with otherness. I write for the people like me. It’s our not-fitting that makes us the same. The not-fitting brings us together, but we also know the not-fitting will always keep us apart—even from one another. If you are one of […]

Kansas City Voices Volume 14

Kansas City Voices Volume 14

Posted on May 20, 2016 in

My final issue as managing editor of Kansas City Voices! I stepped away from Whispering Prairie Press in November of 2017, and I am grateful for every lesson I learned in my time with this hardworking arts & literary non-profit. One of the best parts of putting together Volume 14 was finalizing the spectacular cover […]