Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Sunset, rural Dodge City OUR MIDWESTERN HOME When a national weather map shows up on TV, where do we look? At the center of the screen, of course. Map-wise, Kansas is the star of the show, sitting in the heart of the country. There are […]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: AT HOME IN THE FLINT HILLS Our favorite places are the ones where we feel most like our real selves. Maybe your preferred spot on the planet is in the Rocky Mountains, or on a tropical beach, or at your grandparents’ farmhouse. Whenever you arrive […]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: UNDER THE KANSAS SKY Blazing clouds in the southwest looked as if they were filled to the brim with Orange Crush. The twilight sky glowed like a neon sign in the wilderness. I was sitting on my couch on a January evening until the […]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: VISITING HURRICANES Here in the Midwest, hurricanes don’t enter into our forecasts very often, but occasionally the remnants of one will pass over Kansas and drop some rain. Not Isaac. At a time when our land is so thirsty for precipitation, Isaac slighted us. The […]
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: SEND IN THE VERBS Adjectives and nouns get a lot of use this time of year. The Kansas spring is described as everything from tranquil to tornadic. Spring delivers dandy flowers, dangerous storms, and the sweetest days imaginable. But spring is much more […]
Pretty cool night sky this evening. That’s Venus up above, the moon on the right and Jupiter on the left. Here’s the story.
Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: SPRING RAINS Usually when spring arrives, we feel as if we’ve earned it. By the time we get to March, we’ve had enough of dirty snow, of ice scrapers, of wind chill. But this was a strange winter. It was a little disorienting to […]