Archive for the ‘yabbering’ Category

What’s Next?

July 17th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

From a “research” hike earlier this month. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Writing a book is like making a pie: it’s a lot of work to make one, but it gets gobbled up quickly, and then people want more. So, that’s a good thing, really, that people want more, but book writin’ takes a while. And […]

Flint Hills, Poetry & Haiku, writing, yabbering

Taking a break

October 30th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Hey, Peeps – No column today. Or for the next several weeks. After 9 3/4 years of putting out a column every week, I decided it was time for a self-imposed break. We all just need a vacation once in awhile.

columns, writing, yabbering

Restless Summer Days

June 26th, 2012 at 9:59 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: RESTLESS SUMMER DAYS As a junior high-aged kid, entering summer vacation was like peering into a deep canyon that needed to be filled. Summer was big and empty, and I had no idea what to put into it. Although summer days should have been all […]

columns, life on the ground, seasons, yabbering


June 2nd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I’m still here, still busy. I will be back.


Sorry, folks….

February 1st, 2012 at 10:56 pm

… too much going on this week to get anything meaningful posted today.  


A new year

January 1st, 2011 at 10:59 am

Happy New Year, everybody! New Year’s is my favorite holiday – because it represents letting go of the old stuff and letting in the new. It’s a powerful time of release and of positive change. If you will allow me…  just a few thoughts on change… Imagine, if you will, if in this new year, […]


Progress, just not visible yet

July 9th, 2010 at 8:15 am

Hey, Peeps – sorry I haven’t been very attentive to the blog lately. Haven’t had much time to get out into the world to take pictures. I’m working on my collection of columns and have been lost in the world of revisions. Sometimes I don’t think I can bear to read this column or that […]


Above freezing

January 13th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

The snow is melting! Bare patches of ground are visible in some spots. We’ve had snow covering the ground since the Christmas Eve blizzard, so that’s, what, three weeks of the stuff? Not sure how much snow we had, at least a foot total over three snow storms. I don’t know about anyone else, but […]

life on the ground, yabbering


January 11th, 2010 at 7:20 am

A palindrome kind of a day. ***



December 8th, 2009 at 5:52 am

This is one of two antique stores in Pawnee Rock. After a fire (last year? this year?), the store is only about 1/3 the size it used to be. It extended to the left. In my day, this was Bob’s and then it was the Pawnee Inn. Taverns, both. When I was a kid, we […]

buildings, small towns, yabbering

Best pajamas ever

November 27th, 2009 at 9:25 am

As I walked past this storefront (Arizona Trading Post) last Saturday in Lawrence, I stopped. I noticed the fabric that they used as a table cloth. The coloring, the theme, was similar to a pair of pajamas I had when I was a kid. I think my brother had a matching pair. Those pj’s had […]