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Late Winter Road Trip

March 18th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: LATE WINTER ROAD TRIP Just after Dave and I got on I-35 at Merchant Street, I glanced to my right to the ESU parking lot near the highway. What had once been huge mountains of snow were now molehills of black encrusted ice. Snow may […]

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The Trip

February 11th, 2014 at 10:26 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: THE TRIP In a recent email conversation, my friend Ed Durall described a lengthy move that his father’s family had made in the 1920s. Ed wrote, “In family lore, that was always known as ‘The Trip.’” First, I love the term family lore. And I […]

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Key to the Treasure

January 21st, 2014 at 3:47 pm

  Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: THE OLD FAYETTEVILLE PLACE I hang onto books, especially my favorite ones. As a youngster I must have read “Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary and “Key to the Treasure” by Peggy Parish at least 30 times each. Last week, in my basement, I found those […]

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Crossing Missouri

December 10th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: CROSSING MISSOURI As we made plans to travel to Dave’s brother’s house for a Saturday version of Thanksgiving dinner, Dave used a mileage calculator to determine how early in the morning we would need to leave Emporia. I was surprised to learn that it’s only […]

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Art in the City

June 18th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   ART IN THE CITY “Mom! Mom!” I heard a boy’s voice yelling from the sidewalk in front of my house. I looked out the door and saw a boy who was 8 or 9 scramble to get on his bicycle. He continued to shout […]

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Southern States

June 11th, 2013 at 10:05 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   Rowan Oak, Oxford, Mississippi SOUTHERN STATES Interstate highways allow you make good time while traveling, but having a good time on those highways is not guaranteed. Those slabs of concrete are like run-on sentences: no periods in sight. If you want to cover miles […]

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What Remains

January 8th, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   WHAT REMAINS When I noticed the downhill-sloping sidewalk in front of my grandparents’ former house, I remembered being 8-years-old, holding onto Grandpa’s hand, and skipping beside him on the way to the neighborhood grocery store. We each have latent memories, things that we forget […]

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In the Land of Curves

June 19th, 2012 at 9:00 am

Today’s Flyover People column, as seen in The Emporia Gazette: IN THE LAND OF CURVES I’ll tell you what, Arkansas residents sure get their money’s worth out of steering wheels. Earlier this month while headed to my mom’s house near Hot Springs, I wound my car around dozens of tree-covered mountains. Scenic Highway 7 has […]

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Roadcut

December 16th, 2011 at 8:33 am

Trail Ridge Road, Rocky Mountain National Park For us straight-road folks, there always seems like there’s a mystery around the curve.

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Denver Public Library

November 1st, 2011 at 8:06 am

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Colorado aspens

October 21st, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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