Sunday, December 29, 2019

YJ's Third World Snack Cafe Epic Epilogue in Video Form

I first went to YJ's Third World Snack Cafe late one night in 2000 as the place had just closed up.  I had heard there was some development taking place in an area of Kansas City that had always been kind of an industrial backwater -- full of empty buildings, parking lots and crime.  I found the owner of YJ's out front sweeping his sidewalk at 18th and Wyandotte.  Even though he had just closed David Ford was very happy to talk to me.  He sold my my first cup of cawfee at that place, the first of many.  From there it began a long relationship with the place.  Even though Mr. Ford hated to be on camera, he welcomed me with my cameras to take as much footage and as many pictures as I wanted.  I have come up with quite a library.  This does not include the many still pictures I have taken.  When I travel, everywhere I go, I look for a place like YJ's.  Now with YJ's gone in my own home town, I am looking here to for something that is irreplaceable.

June 4, 2009 at 8.06am PDT
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Monday, December 16, 2019

Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Saturday 14 December 2019

‘‘Tis the season for Christmas concerts.  Saturday 14 December 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church, the Big Cathedral at the corner of Linwood and Broadway, hosted four choirs in this mid December concert. Staley High School Chamber Choir, St. Teresa’s Academy Singers, Liberty North High School Concert Choir and the Universality of Central Missouri Concert Choir took full advantage of the acoustics of the room and the beauty of the setting to put on a great show of Christmas music.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Charles Dickens Windows and Powell Gardens Festival of Lights

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Dia de los Muertos

For the first time ever, we created our own ofrenda.  We did it to educate the kids on the meaning of Halloween, all saints day and All Souls’ Day.  We find it to be a nice cathartic tradition.  Yesterday we went to the feast of all saints mass. 

All Saints Day and All Souls’ Day is celebrated very similarly in the Philippines.  We got to celebrate with the family in 2010.
We also watched videos and movies on Dia de los Muertos such as The Book of Life.
I took the kiddos to the Dia de los Muertos celebration in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Book of Life

Thursday, October 3, 2019



The Esteban!

Jazz, Reggae, art, books, chess and more!

2nd floor above Grooming by Gia

Emily “Goldilocks”Madison

Coffee is my spinach.

Downbeat at the old location in West Plaza

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