Noir Fiction

After Midnight at Vega Park in the Argentine

Originally posted on Wyandotte Confidential:
“Play with murder enough and it gets you one of two ways. It makes you sick, or you get to like it.”    -Dashiell Hammett from “Red Harvest” November 13th, 2014 About three Kansas City Kansas Police Department squad cars, an ambulance, and a couple of unmarked police vehicles barricaded the Vega…

NBA

Am I Becoming Jaded with the NBA?

There’s nothing worse than a bunch of jaded old farts, and that’s a fact. For the first time in nearly three years, I didn’t renew my NBA League Pass. It wasn’t an easy decision to do. I got the automatic re-payment this September on my credit card. Almost 200 dollars. Usually, I would be okay, almost… Continue reading Am I Becoming Jaded with the NBA?

Midwest Memoirs

Wyandotte County: the “Small, Off-Beat Town” within Kansas City

“Really…you work in Wyandotte?” It’s a comment I hear all the time, but somebody uttered this statement to me a weekend ago at a community event I worked at in Johnson County. I found the comment to be rude and surprising, especially considering the event I worked at mostly involved people who were not born in… Continue reading Wyandotte County: the “Small, Off-Beat Town” within Kansas City

Midwest Memoirs

So how do you find yourself in the Midwest?

I have a strange fascination with the Midwest… -Jason Reitman   Unlike many people who reminisce or get nostalgic about the Midwest, I am not from this part of the country. I was born and raised in California, and spent most of my life in a part of the country where snow was rare-to-non-existent, and… Continue reading So how do you find yourself in the Midwest?

Kansas City Culture

Hipster Guide KC: The Belfry in Downtown/Crossroads

“Hipster Guide KC” are themed-posts that cover some kind of establishment that is either underrated or under the radar. These establishments range from bars, to restaurants, to coffee places, to retail shops and the like, all within the KC Metro area. Not feeling the need to drive through late 4/early 5 o’clock traffic on Main… Continue reading Hipster Guide KC: The Belfry in Downtown/Crossroads