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More from Manhattan

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:31 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:    Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas MORE FROM MANHATTAN When my birthday rolls around each April, I usually celebrate by making a pilgrimage to Lawrence. Because I lived in Lawrence for several years, that town feels like a second home. Massachusetts Street is a big attraction, […]

cities, columns, Flint Hills, nature, traveling

10 miles

May 12th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Follow K-177 from Matfield Green 10 miles and you’ll be in Cassoday – where you’ll find the correct spelling of the town’s name.

small towns, traveling

A bit of green

March 30th, 2012 at 6:44 am

I gave a presentation in Wichita on Wednesday. Headed south on the turnpike, I was surprised that I didn’t see any burned fields. There was a bit of green in the pastures, but not an overwhelming amount of green yet.

seasons, traveling

Where the Glaciers Roamed

March 13th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: Luigi’s Limoncello WHERE THE GLACIERS ROAMED While Dave and I were in Atchison to visit the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum recently, we also stopped in to take a look at Benedictine College. Our niece is planning on attending Benedictine next year, so we wanted to […]

churches, columns, small towns, traveling

Amelia’s Birthplace

March 6th, 2012 at 11:15 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   AMELIA’S BIRTHPLACE In late February, it felt like spring. The only thing missing was the green. Winter neutrals just don’t do a thing for the hills of northeast Kansas. On a recent Saturday, Dave and I headed toward Atchison. Along the way we found […]

columns, Kansans, traveling, vittles

Rush County

February 10th, 2012 at 9:17 am

Looking for blue sky today, I had to go into my archives. Winter is back. Clouds and cold air.

sky, traveling

Flea Market

February 3rd, 2012 at 5:58 am

U.S. 59 between Ottawa and Lawrence

traveling

To Baldwin City and Beyond

January 31st, 2012 at 11:15 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: TO BALDWIN CITY AND BEYOND It was two weeks before the 151st anniversary of statehood, but it felt like Kansas Day to me. Dave and I were in the car, white stripes slipping behind us as we drove eastbound. Ahhh. The blue sky, the open […]

columns, history, traveling, vittles

Desultory Thoughts

December 6th, 2011 at 10:57 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: The floor of my kindergarten classroom. DESULTORY THOUGHTS Rain overnight brightened the winter wheat. Some might say that the present color of wheat is emerald green. But when I see those winter fields, I’m reminded of green Crayolas, those thick, seemingly unbreakable crayons that fit […]

columns, life on the ground, traveling

Milepost 7

October 14th, 2011 at 6:22 am

In September, heading home from Colorado, Dave and I stopped at the Kansas Travel Information Center at milepost 7 along Interstate 70. I’d often heard about this travel center and was looking forward to checking in with the fine folks here. But, we got there before they opened for the morning.

traveling

A Change in Altitude

September 20th, 2011 at 11:17 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE As we approached Pueblo, Colorado, I pictured all of the stress of the past few months as a ball of pink yarn. One end of that imaginary ball of yarn I left in Emporia, and I could visualize a thin pink […]

Art, columns, life on the ground, out of state, traveling, vittles