Return of The Rainmakers

An invitation to perform in Oslo, Norway got the ball rolling for a reunion of The Rainmakers. While the Missouri band hadn’t played since the late Nineties, they had maintained a strong following in Scandinavia over the course of their career. Frontman Bob...

Mother’s Day: Imprints Far East and Midwest

  A photograph of my mom not too long after she moved to the Kansas City area from Thailand. After my dad completed his tour of duty in the Army, the newlyweds moved to the States and lived in the basement of his parent’s house until they got established. I...

Kansas City’s Food Deserts

In many places throughout the United States, it is more difficult to buy an apple than french fries if you live in a “food desert.” Several counties in the greater Kansas City are home to such food deserts. Huge swaths of the U.S. population have little...