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Up with Happiness

September 10th, 2011 at 10:44 am

This morning, local attorney (and well-dressed man) Mark Sherman purchased a smiley-face-on-a-stick at the Great American Market in downtown Emporia. “I’m protesting unhappiness,” he told me. “The sign cost me fifty cents and I’ve already gotten a dollar’s worth of fun out of it,” Mark grinned. It seemed to be working. Everyone smiled at him […]

E-town, events, Kansans

Low German meal

August 17th, 2011 at 6:29 am

On Aug. 6, Dave and I attended Threshing Days in Goessel. I did a reading, Dave checked out the farm equipment in action. And, for lunch, we took them up on the Low German meal.

events, vittles

Saturday at 1 p.m.

August 5th, 2011 at 7:10 am

old Goessel State Bank building If you’re out and about on Saturday and in the Goessel area looking for something to do, stop by the Mennonite Heritage Museum – it’s Threshing Days. Inside the old Goessel State Bank on the museum grounds (which is air-conditioned, I am told), I will be reading from Flyover People: […]

events, Flyover Book

Opening today

July 25th, 2011 at 8:15 am

Inoculation Day – by Dave Leiker LENSES OF THE FLINT HILLS Photographic Art from the Flint Hills of Kansas Opens today at the Emporia Arts Center and runs through Aug. 27. featuring: Scott Bean Harold Gaston Dave Leiker Casey Wilson   Reception: Wednesday, July 27, 5-7 p.m. *** *

Art, E-town, events

Paxico Meatloaf Festival

July 5th, 2011 at 10:43 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: First place: The Gillie Gals PAXICO MEATLOAF FESTIVAL “Have you always wanted to be a meatloaf judge?” I asked WenDee LaPlant at the Meatloaf Festival in Paxico. “I never considered it until last year when they asked me,” she said, “And then I thought, ‘what […]

columns, events, Kansans, small towns, vittles

Capitol event

June 18th, 2011 at 7:16 pm

This morning in the House of Representatives Chamber in the Kansas Capitol, Gary Blitsch of SouthWind Art Gallery introduced Don Lambert and me.   Don Lambert portrayed John Steuart Curry and so he was dressed in his painter’s overalls. I was dressed in my author clothes. Actually, I would not, could not write in these […]

Art, events, Flyover Book, Kansas sesquicentennial

One Man Show

June 15th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

The man himself. Louis Copt’s show, “Kansas Landscapes,” will be on exhibit at the Emporia Arts Center through July 23.   Since our house doesn’t have a fireplace, perhaps I could install one of Louie’s fire paintings on our wall this winter to make the house feel warmer.  

Art, E-town, events, other people's stuff

Saturday at 10 a.m.

June 15th, 2011 at 10:15 am

Ahhhhh, Kansas! For those of you in the Northeast Kansas area, come celebrate the Sesquicentennial with us on Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. in the Kansas Capitol. I’ll be reading some of my very favorite Kansas essays and Don Lambert will portray Capitol muralist John Steuart Curry. The details are here in a letter […]

events, Flyover Book, Kansas sesquicentennial

In the House

June 12th, 2011 at 12:30 pm

File photo:  Senate Chamber in the Kansas Capitol (I couldn’t find a picture of the House Chamber.) Next Saturday, June 18, I’ll be giving a reading from my book, Flyover People, in the Kansas House Chamber as part of the month-long celebration called Savor Kansas in honor of the state’s sesquicentennial. And notable Kansan Don […]

events, Flyover Book, Kansas sesquicentennial

Live in the Lot

June 8th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

The first band tonight at Live in the Lot was – The Skirts. Great music. Followed by more great music from The Co-Dependents. Heard some tunes I hadn’t heard for quite a while. “A daydream believer and a homecoming queen…” (Yeah, I know, lousy photography tonight, but I wanted to post some photos anyway to […]

E-town, events

Dirty Kanza 200

June 4th, 2011 at 6:20 am

Hundred of cyclists await the 6:00 a.m. start time in downtown Emporia this morning for the Dirty Kanza 200 – a 200 mile-ride through the hot and windy Flint Hills. The old record is 11 hours and some odd minutes and the announcer said they expected the roads to be faster this year, the gravel […]

E-town, events