After returning stateside following their "grown-up study abroad" in Medellín, Colombia, in 2018, Mike Plunkett and his wife Megan Finck made their way to the Midwest. Like Medellín, they found great coffee and craft beer in Kansas City, Missouri. Unlike Medellín, they haven’t found any mountains or arepas con queso in Kansas or Missouri. Mike is a communications professional who worked in a previous life as a journalist at The Washington Post and other newspapers. His work has been syndicated in more than 100 newspapers and media outlets throughout the world, including the Houston Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and the Sydney Morning Herald. By day, he's a senior editor, working in higher education. By night, he's a story and communications herder, helping mission-driven organizations get their stories and messaging moving in the right direction through Good Boy Bentley (G.B.B.) Creative. He vows to finally finish that screenplay he started in Colombia.
I can’t tell you how many times Megan and I have nearly tripped over a tombstone during this pandemic.
As our corgi Bentley barks to get off-leash and run through the historic Union Cemetery, it’s easy to nearly twist an ankle on a broken headstone that I could have sworn wasn’t there, even though I’ve walked this spot what seems like hundreds of times.