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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.

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  1. heineken160
    October 31st, 2012 at 06:50 | #1

    But Cheryl, we won’t get to read your complaints about cold and winter! lol Enjoy your time off.

  2. Janet Fish
    October 31st, 2012 at 08:51 | #2

    I think Cheryl and I should have a seasonal column together where I extol the virtues of winter while she laments about the cold, grey days. Then in the summer we could do one where she extols the virtues of summer, while I whine about the oppressive, humid, unrelenting, hell we call Kansas.

  3. October 31st, 2012 at 10:22 | #3


  4. October 31st, 2012 at 20:31 | #4

    Really going to miss ya! Have a great vacation but hurry back.

  5. Greenseeds
    November 1st, 2012 at 18:12 | #5

    It is a well deserved break. Hope you can relax, have fun and re-energize. We’ll miss you and await your return.

  6. November 4th, 2012 at 20:54 | #6

    Oh, gosh. Now I’m going to have to wait to tell you all about my trip to your fine state, and how I used this fine blog to prepare, and what fun I had in Council Grove, and Cottonwood Falls, and Fox School, and Ad Astra, and the Emma Chase (where in your honor I took a picture of my meal before I ate it!)

    It was a wonderful trip and I hope to be back soon. I’ve tracked down my gr-great-grandmother’s best friend’s grave outside the no-longer existent Poplar Hill, and have a small chunk of the Flint Hills sitting right next to me as a reminder that my next trip can’t come soon enough.

    Happy sabbatical!

  7. cheryl
    November 4th, 2012 at 22:03 | #7


    I am so touched by your letter – so glad that you came to Kansas and visited some of the places that are dear to my heart – and photographed your meal at the Emma Chase!

    Your trip sounds like a lot of fun! I’m happy that you had a good time here.

    I’m just taking a month off. Just need time for my brain not to think about column writing for awhile. 🙂

    Thanks so much for your note. It made my day!


  8. cheryl
    November 4th, 2012 at 22:04 | #8

    Thanks, everyone, for your notes of kindness and support! I’ll be back soon, just need a break!

  9. simon
    November 7th, 2012 at 18:46 | #9

    Have a great break! Hope it’s for great reasons.

    Hey – long time no hear!

  10. Weeta
    November 14th, 2012 at 00:04 | #10

    Glad to hear you’ll be back soon. Enjoy your time off!

  11. December 3rd, 2012 at 19:31 | #11

    Absence will make the heart grow fonder. We look forward to your return! Enjoy your time away from us!

  12. December 4th, 2012 at 12:53 | #12


    Enjoy the break. Looking forward to your columns after the holidays. Emporia and the Gazette need your distinct, wonderful voice.