MAIN PHOTO: View of downtown Kansas City from the 21st floor of City Hall. It is very encouraging to interact with people who are focused on accomplishing constructive things that benefit more than personal interests.  Reminds me of some of those related times during my military service career, where people focused on the mission and achieved great things in spite of themselves.  My work at the American Jazz Museum is full of moments like this, despite the drama that everyday life inherently brings. Balance.