An Ordinance, A Vote and a Complicated Ballot

Mar 13, 2018
Last night I was able to attend a meeting of the National Association of Women in Construction.  The Kansas City chapter has grown to close to 100 members making it the largest chapter in the country.  All of the women,… more

Of Standards and Service

Feb 21, 2018
The etiquette of formal introductions probably discourages trying to acquaint someone with 30 people all at once. Well, so much for formalities: I’d like to familiarize each of our readers with the honorees of our Icons of Education and Heroes… more

Is Your Local Public School Really ‘Excellent?’

Feb 21, 2018
Over the years, I have had the chance to speak to local Rotarians, Cosmopolitans, Legionnaires, Zenith Boosters, Knights of Columbus, Chambers of Commerce, Tea Parties, Sunflowers, Pachyderms, Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!  Over the years, everywhere I have gone—from… more

New Generation, New Era

Jan 25, 2018
Like the State Farm guys, we here at Ingram’s know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two. It’s a bit scary, but a bit comforting at the same time, to realize that every business, no matter… more

Henry Bloch, Walking Down Main Street

Jan 25, 2018
I was out driving along this January day, thinking of things to write about, when I saw out of the corner of my eye Henry Bloch walking down Main Street. I had no doubt it was Henry Bloch, the Henry… more

A Tribute to Two Friends

Dec 20, 2017
The guidelines in professional sports journalism dictate that there’s no cheering in the press box, but that’s never stopped someone from secretly rooting for the team he covers. After all, if it’s the Royals going to a World Series or… more

Five Non-Profits and a Baby . . .

Dec 20, 2017
Peter Northcott, 31, holds a unique place in the annals of American education. He is likely the last student in America to have had an eraser thrown at him by a frustrated teacher. I was a witness to the event.… more

A Salute to WeKC

Nov 17, 2017
It’s hard to believe this year marks the 25th anniversary of Ingram’s WeKC program. WeKC began a couple years before Michelle and I purchased the publication and at the time, it was more programmatic in terms of advocating women leadership… more

Sorry About That, Chiefs: It’ll Never Be the Same

Nov 17, 2017
As I walked to Union Station on that mellow fall day in 2015, I was thinking, “This is what sport is all about. In a world full of strife, sport has the potential, at least occasionally, to unite people of… more

These Guys Made History—and Want to Make It Again

Oct 13, 2017
At a time when our home grown Red Guard are out toppling statues and smashing icons in their vain effort to erase history, there are others working to preserve our history, none more consequentially than David Hawley. It was almost 30… more