It may seem as if these are tough times in Kansas City with the way our major sports teams—the Royals and Chiefs—are performing these days.
But if you ever really get down on good old KCMO maybe you should turn to the Boston Globe for some positive reinforcement.
The venerable newspaper’s Robin Soslow lavished praise in Sunday’s Travel Section (and never once mentioned our sports teams).
“…Kansas City culture goes beyond its barbecue, beer, and baseball.”
“Compact enough to tour on foot and bicycle, this Midwest city burbles with nearly 200 artful fountains, the first ones built in the early 1900s by the local humane society to refresh horses. Abundant parks brim with romantic flora. Shop windows flare with wild graphics and quirky objects. And block upon block there are architectural gems: Italian Renaissance Revival, Moorish, Art Deco.”
“Building on, not over, its rich past, Kansas City proves that progress and preservation can happily coexist. Here, heritage is hip.”
We all forget what a great community we live in. It seems like sometimes it takes an outsider to slap us upside the head.