The best writing going on in Kansas City right now is being published at Midtown Miscreant’s blog, and it’s there for free.
You may not believe this, but years and years ago, this kind of thing might show up in the KC Star, written by a columnist. Check out the archives of the Kansas City Star columnists, and see if you can find anything approaching Midtown Miscreant’s level of skill in bringing a fresh angle to a compelling story. Heck, go ahead and check the New York Times or any other newspaper. If you find it, please let me know.
Midtown Miscreant is not writing this for money (though I wish he would put a paypal link up). He’s not going to win a Pulitzer, and I doubt anybody asks him to come speak to their Rotary Club. On the other hand, he’s not trying to please a mercurial editor, and he’s not worried about getting fired.
Midtown Miscreant is gutsy, honest, compelling and talented. Those of us who read him are lucky that he gives us his stories.