Born to Lead – One Community at a Time

I spent Friday, September 14 at a conference, but this was not just any conference. It was missing the usual suspects: overly gregarious men in suits talking loudly into microphones; PowerPoints filled with statistics and twenty-year-old best practices; obligatory deli sandwiches or plated chicken; and the constant checking of time because surely, it’s almost over … Continue reading Born to Lead – One Community at a Time

No Place Like Local

I was a little ambitious when I thought I would post on a semi-daily basis regarding all Wichita has to offer when it comes to local businesses. My excuse is that I was so busy experiencing this abundance of goodness, I didn’t have time to write! But, since I’ve promised many family, friends, and even … Continue reading No Place Like Local

#ShineICT: My Final Post as Blogger of the Month for KSWB

I’ve enjoyed the opportunity as Blogger of the Month for Kansas Women Bloggers. I close the month of July with my final post about my hometown, Wichita. As is stated in my bio, I’m an advocate for this growing city and its people. The ICT (as it is affectionately known thanks to the International Air … Continue reading #ShineICT: My Final Post as Blogger of the Month for KSWB

Last Days of Fall

Old Man Winter has arrived with a vengeance, blowing the leaves off trees, sending them to cower in piles against fences and back doors. The temperature feels more like mid-February than early November. Fortunately, we were able to take a walk through the Pawnee Prairie Nature Trails on Sunday and bask in the late morning … Continue reading Last Days of Fall

Day #32 (Saturday) of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Local Artwork

I don't consider myself a connoisseur of art, I just know what I like. I'm drawn to vivid color, depth, and skulls, with an occasional lean towards whimsy and a guilty pleasure of seascapes. I'm especially supportive of local artists. Wichita has an exceptional art community. From the highly trained to the self-taught, from oils … Continue reading Day #32 (Saturday) of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Local Artwork

Day #17, 18 & 19 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Bicycles, birthdays and film

While I was completely immersed in the Tallgrass Film Festival and did not have time for my daily posts, I remained aware of the little and not-so-little things throughout the weekend. Day #17: bicycles My husband and I love our bicycles. Purchased from garage sales or found discarded alongside dumpsters, we cherish time riding the … Continue reading Day #17, 18 & 19 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Bicycles, birthdays and film

Day #15 of Wild and Exciting Things: Just a little thing called Tallgrass Film Festival

Tallgrass Film Festival opened with the screening of Life Itself, a film that follows the journey of Roger Ebert. If you get a chance, you must see this film. Our evening began with the screening at the historical Orpheum Theater, included beers from Tallgrass Brewing Company (Zombie Monkey is excellent!) and was followed by the opening night party at … Continue reading Day #15 of Wild and Exciting Things: Just a little thing called Tallgrass Film Festival

Day #9 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Seeing anew

I love introducing others to places and people I adore. Today, I introduced our administrative assistant, the lovely Jen, to two of my favorite Wichita gems. I am an advocate for my hometown and all it has to offer, especially its local businesses and services. As a member and former employee of  KMUW-89.1 FM, I … Continue reading Day #9 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: Seeing anew

Day #6 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: More than just air guitar

My brother sent me his three-year-old son’s first music video. Less than two minutes in length, the video captures the little dude wildly strumming and twirling a green broom, while singing three words over and over, “Sing my song, sing my song, sing my song.” While the lyrics could use some work, he utilizes his … Continue reading Day #6 of Wild and Exciting Little Things: More than just air guitar