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April 23rd, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Just to let you know, my friends, yesterday’s Flyover People piece was my second-to-last column. Next week’s column will be my Farewell piece.

I’ve written it for 11+ years, and it’s time for me to move on to other writing possibilities, without the pull of a weekly deadline. Deadlines are a mixed blessing, sometimes they help, sometimes they inhibit. I have so many ideas of where I want to take my writing, so you can expect more books in the future.

AND, in a month or so, I’ll be releasing my second book of Kansas columns/essays: WAITING ON THE SKY.

Lots of changes going on. Thanks SO MUCH for all of your support over the years, it has meant the world to me!  xoxo

And more good times are still ahead. Hang with me on these new ventures!

I’ll still be posting here regularly, so keep checking back. 🙂


  1. chuck buerki
    April 24th, 2014 at 15:19 | #1

    Following you on your adventures across the rectangular state has been delightful for this transplanted Kansan. Chuck

  2. Marlys Titus
    April 24th, 2014 at 22:25 | #2

    Good luck on your new ventures! But how I’m going to miss your weekly column! I look forward to reading it every week. I grew up on a farm outside Newton, KS, so I identify with many of your columns about growing up in a small community. I attended a small rural grade school, and was surrounded by German Mennonites. Our twice-weekly visits to the Newton public library were the highlights of my week. I devoured books! My father was a farmer, but he was also a carpenter. He worked at the mobile home factory for many years when I was young, building the cabinets. Later he built all kinds of hope chests and bookcases and dressers for family members. I miss him terribly, but have several things he built to remind me of him.
    I’m getting off subject here. I love how you put words together and will miss that every week. I understand that things change and you feel it’s time to move on to other things. Just know there are readers who will miss you each week who are also wishing you all the best in whatever you do next! Thanks for all the years!