Kansas Shine – at Kansas Women Bloggers

My third post at Kansas Women Bloggers focuses on our sometimes learned love of this state we call home, Kansas. There is something about Kansas and Kansans. Kansas skies can be endless blues of possibility, lowered grays of frost-tipped resilience, or furrowed blacks of trepidation. And at night, well, there is no description worthy of a Kansas sky filled with … Continue reading Kansas Shine – at Kansas Women Bloggers

Day #13 of Wild and Exciting Things: Lanyards with cool stuff attached

Tallgrass Film Festival begins this Wednesday. If you've never attended the film festival or, heaven forbid, don't know anything about the festival, please click on the links to learn more about the Tallgrass Film Association's history and their remarkable achievement in bringing independent films to Wichita. We look forward to this event each year, especially since … Continue reading Day #13 of Wild and Exciting Things: Lanyards with cool stuff attached

Paradise is in Belle Plaine, Kansas

I have fallen in love with one of the most beautiful places in Kansas. I'd heard of its beauty, its mystery blossoming behind a rusted gate and stone walls, a slice of Eden nestled in Belle Plaine. But, I'd failed to visit even though the wonderful Robin Macy, an original Dixie Chick, has created the … Continue reading Paradise is in Belle Plaine, Kansas

If April showers bring May snow, what will May snow bring?

Tuesday, I was sipping on this: It was sunny all day, the warm breeze providing a hint of mid-June, and with the work week off to a shaky, broken-heel kind of start, I needed a refreshing, cold, slightly sour alcoholic beverage. This was not a beer or wine kind of evening, this was a give-me-brain-freeze-and-pretend-I'm-on-vacation-in-Mexico … Continue reading If April showers bring May snow, what will May snow bring?

Railroads, Blue Sky and the Antique Mile of Newton, KS

January 28, 2012 It seems Brad’s business is delegating our Kansas road trips, but that’s okay with me. A day of sightseeing, tasting local fare, spending the day together, plus a new contract for Concrete Colorscapes is definitely a day well spent. Today’s adventure is Newton, Kansas. Now, I’ve been to Newton plenty of times … Continue reading Railroads, Blue Sky and the Antique Mile of Newton, KS