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Carnivale of Writing

Folks, last weekend it was unusually damp here in the Harbour City. So, as the rain hammered down on the roof of the Plasterboard Palace, I decided it was the perfect time to curl up with a good book. 225 more words

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Any Old Port in a Storm

Folks, it’s easy to complain about the things that are wrong in Gladstone, and if you want a fairly comprehensive list that’s updated daily then check out… no, I won’t give them a free plug. 223 more words

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The Sleeping Giant

Here in Gladstone we live in the shadow of what must be the worlds’ biggest giant; fortunately, he spends most of his time asleep. 241 more words

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Camp Akuna

Camp Akuna, at Pikes Crossing, was a long workers hut, or possibly a disused barn, where Gladstone’s boys were sent during school holidays. I think ‘Akuna’ meant ‘Culture Shock’, because it was a little rustic. 228 more words

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Ignorance of the Law is no Excuse

This past week was the Kansas City Corporate Challenge Swim Meet from Monday-Thursday at the Gladstone Natatorium. Since I am my company’s swim meet coordinator, I was there every evening from 5 p.m. 664 more words

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Backshift Parking Lots

Folks, if you’re out n’ about this weekend, why not take your family for a little drive to some of Gladstone’s lesser known local attractions; factory carparks! 248 more words

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