I haven’t written anything at the Star’s MidWest Voices site since July 4th. I’ve been tempted a few times. But my temptation fades when I read the pieces there. Yael Abouhalka writes with a patronizing style. He writes about trite subjects with the frequent phrase “too bad”. He’s better suited as a beat journalist because his strength is writing about local city hall politics where numbers imbue the message. Yael’s good with numbers not insight. Barb and Lewis are predictable. It’s really good to be away from the mix there.
It’s a very hot day in Kansas City. I’m not going to blame the heat for this sluggish sense within me. The lion and bat stories have me contemplating our American sluggishness.