Wednesday, May 04, 2011
I put the I--twice--in Missouri.
Three weeks ago I moved to Kansas City, still unsure of the city's placement on a map, let alone which state it belonged to.
Kansas City has turned out to be the kind of place that surprises you. It's not near the ocean and the street signs are poorly distributed. People are slow and they seem to want to talk rather than rush you through the line. Favors are asked in person and new friends drop by with gifts of strange fruits and common candies.
There are, amongst the barbecue establishments, a number of great restaurants in Kansas City. There are more independent coffee shops than Starbucks per the average block. People introduce themselves and then they run into you again and again and they probably remember your name.
I am currently living in Kansas City, Missouri. I am here for America: Now and Here.
The journey starts here. It starts on Friday.