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If Walmart is pulling out of small town America, can the Mom ‘n Pop Store come back?

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Get your kicks on Route 66. But at least at this stop, a lube job is out of the question.

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I never thought I’d utter these words, as I turned to Cheryl: “What do I wear to a tea?” She dressed me, and offered one command: “Don’t slouch.” At the event I stood before five dozen attendees in the Governor’s Mansion, mindful of Cheryl’s command, and told stories of my drive along every mile of every Missouri road. Even though …

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Empty Faces, Hollow Eyes

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Damn depressing. But they deserve a shout. Thousands of these old family farmhouses sit empty and decaying. Each house was a setting for love, laughter, life. But during the 1980s and thereafter, thousands of families were driven from their homesteads. And the old houses starve for shingles and paint, hands and feet. And laughter. And love. Each year brings more …

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All in a Name

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Last time I bought a Powerball ticket, the Rams hadn’t left LA yet. This time I bought one, like almost everybody. I knew my chances were infantesimal, but if you don’t buy a ticket… Turns out I was the victim of a cruel twist of fate. One of the big winners of the record $1.5 billion Powerball is a guy …

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