Pandemic reality check and just a bit of turkey day disappointment on the horizon . . .
Nevertheless, here's an illusion of local normalcy amid rising sickness no matter who claims to be in charge . . .
A well-loved sign of the holiday season arrives in Kansas City on Thursday. The Mayor's Christmas Tree will be delivered to Crown Center - a sign that Thanksgiving and Christmas are on our front doorstep. The majestic 100-foot tall Douglas Fir left Oregon on a semitrailer several days ago.