We had to take our 16-year-old Belgian guest to the library and museum of the most famous US President from Missouri.  (Nevermind that he is the only President from Missouri!)  Having mostly studied World War II from a European perspective, I think she enjoyed learning about his role in World War II and how the experience differed […]

Politics and parties aside, visiting all of the Presidential Libraries is on my Photo Bucket List, so we had to make the Carter Presidential Library & Museum part of our trip to Atlanta.  In a tradition started by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, beginning with President Herbert Hoover, there are currently 13 Presidential Libraries.  Three down, ten to […]

Inspired by my lovely and very talented friend, Synke, I’ve decided to move my Photo Bucket List out of Evernote and publish it as part of my blog. What do you recommend that I add to my list, either around Kansas City, a close drive away, or elsewhere in the world? Local Tag Monarch Butterflies […]

At the historic Hotel Phillips, where Harry S. Truman once ran the haberdashery, my daughter participated in model castings for the Fall 2013 Kansas City Fashion Week this afternoon.  I wanted to empower her to do this by herself, but needed to remain close since she is a minor.  From where I waited across the atrium, […]

At the east end of the Great Overland Station, a state-of-the-art Union Pacific passenger station when it opened back in 1927, is a Railroad Park which includes several historic Santa Fe rail cars.  The one pictured below caught my eye — particularly the balcony — and immediately conjured up an iconic image of Harry S. […]