Richard Crowson

Editorial commentator

Richard Crowson is not only a editorial commentator for KMUW. He's also a cartoonist, an artist and a banjo player.

You might have heard him play with his band Pop & The Boys or with his wife at their standing gig at Watermark Books & Cafe. Richard is also KMUW's editorial cartoonist.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Richard Crowson: Under The Spell Of Poetry In Autumn

Credit francolaria / Wikimedia Commons

Something about September has brought poetry back into my consciousness.

It might be the way the amber, diffused light knocks the sharp edges off of summer’s harsh palette. It could be the rhythmic pulsations of the crickets that seem to serenade just outside every window. Possibly it has to do with the mild temperatures previewing just the slightest hint of the chill that will soon set fireplaces aglow.

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Commentary
5:36 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Crowson Cartoon: Winfield!

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Richard Crowson: Kansas Tourism

In 2012 the state of Kansas ranked in the bottom five for tourism, to no one’s surprise hereabouts.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Richard Crowson: Opinions, Opinions

There is a saying in Zen Buddhism that has haunted me ever since I first read it in one of Eckhart Tolle’s books: “Cease to cherish opinions.”

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Richard Crowson: Cool, Clear Water

For years hereabout we’ve dealt with drought

And gone without much water, cool water.

Through it all, old Wichita, without rainfall

Did cry for water, cool, clear water.

Raise the water rate, higher bills are just our fate

‘Cause we’re living in a state without water

Cool water

But, wait, can it be?

What’s that cloud up there I see?

Now it’s raining down on me, such water!

Cool water

The rains did fall, Mother Nature heard our call

And she flooded Wichita with water, cool water.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Crowson Cartoon: Rain!

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Richard Crowson: What Matters In Life

My friend Dusty Rhodes knew what was important in life.

I guess you don’t spend days clinging to a flotation net in 4,000 fathoms of shark infested waters, watching your friends slowly lose their minds, without gaining some degree of insight into what matters and what doesn’t.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Richard Crowson: How To Stop An Alien Invasion

Recently, Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who is director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, said that he wondered whether earth had already been visited by aliens. He contended that they may have observed human activity and concluded that there is no sign of intelligent life on our planet.

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Commentary
2:38 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Crowson Cartoon: Names? What Names?

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Richard Crowson: A Truth Barometer

Here we are again. The dog days of summer. The perfect time to reflect... on dogs.

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