In my misspent youth I had a little business stripping paint and varnish off the woodwork in the grand old houses of Kansas City's midtown. My partner in grime was Michael Shaughnessy, the older brother of Irish Fest entertainment boss Dave "Shocko" Shaughnessy. Mike has since moved on to bigger, better and less toxic things as a professor of sculpture at the University Of Southern Maine.
Mike has embarked on an epic journey of art, whimsey, and hay that will eventually bring him back through Cowtown. It's worth a minute of your time to check out.