I’m not sure how often it’s happened to me. Someone reads a book and then, because we’ve read the same book at one time or another, they tell me that I "Just have to read this!" I’ve listened – most of the time. It takes me a while to catch up, since I’m usually in the middle of two or three other books when the recommendation comes along. Rarely has a book been so incredible that I’ve put other books aside to finish the recommended one.
This summer, kids ages 7-18 participated in the Young Artist Exhibition at the Blue Springs North Branch. Over 120 works of art were submitted in categories ranging from drawing, painting, photography, graphic art, and mixed media. Local teachers, artists, and professionals judged the submissions. We are amazed at all the talented kids we have in our community!
Henry Perry and Arthur Bryant: The Men Who Made Kansas City Barbecue Central
I lived in the Northwest for about 10 years, and let me tell you this: I missed my hometown KC barbecue. I'm not saying that the Northwest didn't have some wonderful food, but they just didn't do barbecue up to my discriminating KC standards. This Saturday, August 27th at the Grandview Branch, we will showcase our local barbecue traditions by holding the first annual Ribs by the Book BBQ Competition.
"We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions." Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Disagreement can be beneficial and productive, especially when we use it to obtain new and better ideas or expand our understanding. If disagreement spills over into conflict, then we end up with hostility, power struggles, and negativity.