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Onward to St. Louis

Onward to St. Louis

Today was a rock and roll day…not just because it was action packed…ok, maybe kinda.  We first stopped in Madison, Mo. to visit Chris Akers, affectionally known as the rock and roll barber.  He is a local guy made good. Forget about the current American Idol Missouri hoopla  –…

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A quick jaunt to the Mighty Mo

A quick jaunt to the Mighty Mo

Although I got away a bit later than originally planned (by about a day and a half…missing the Hair Museum in Independence, alas – Leila is reported to have locks of the infamous – Elvis, Marilyn, Lincoln, the Virgin Mary, and more)…I met up with…

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Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Ahhhh…the first day of spring and a mighty good day.  I decided to see if I could find this old rock fence, armed with vague directions that the guys from Rare Visions gave me… (outside of Caplinger Mills, near a bridge.)  After a few attempts…

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Ralph Lanning, a force to be reckoned with

Ralph Lanning, a force to be reckoned with

“When I was 80, I had enough work to do for the next 10 years.  Now at 90, I have work lined up for 10 more years.  I don’t think God is going to take me before I finish.  I have work to do.”   Ralph Lanning, Republic,…

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David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra  |  1956-  |  Norwood, MO Paintings and music   I have heard a lot about David Kontra, the blind painter near Springfield, MO and drove a very foggy back roads route, replete with Amish horse and buggies moving surreally in and out of…

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