Simple, breathtaking beauty

This morning I was on my way to work and I was struck by a beauty so simple and so ordinary for our Kansas town. Our local grain elevator, Bunge, was surrounded by grain trucks waiting to drop off their load of precious grain. I kept driving for a second, but was just struck by... Continue Reading →

A man and his dog

I haven't been able to do nearly as much as I used to in these few weeks since surgery...major surgery will do that to you. But last night I was able to get out and see the world. I was thrilled to see a road we usually take was open after floods. Finally! They hadn't... Continue Reading →

Sometimes it’s time to let go

Today I cleaned out my "favorites" bar on one of my web browsers. It was time to let go of some of those websites. My dad was killed in a house fire and on my favorites bar I had bookmarked the various stories done about the fire. Every time I logged onto that web browser,... Continue Reading →

Pre-session computer woes

So, I had a great session with a great group of college students early this evening. If you're reading this, you guys/gals were an awesome audience! But it must be a law or something that says you must have computer woes before a session. I got to the hotel nice and early so I could... Continue Reading →

I have a confession to make

So I have a confession to make. Here goes. I am a photo hoarder. I was looking in an application I use to back up my photos and I was shocked: in a little over two years I've acquired 10,898 photos. That's 3,979 photos in 2013; 5,613 photos in 2014 and so far, in 2015,... Continue Reading →

The importance of noticing

I spent this past weekend in Eureka Springs and I learned some valuable lessons — the main one being this: so much passes us by when we aren't looking, aren't paying attention and aren't participating in life right in front of us. It was this sunset that taught me that lesson. This beautiful display of... Continue Reading →

King of the dirt pile

On the way to Topeka Friday evening, I was driving up Burlingame Road and I saw a cattle feed lot. Several cattle were standing on a dirt pile as if to say "I'm the king (or queen) of the dirt pile." Cattle and I go way back. I have several stories to tell of my... Continue Reading →

Grateful for what I have….

TRIGGER...this will talk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)...please don't read if this is upsetting to you.... I just did an interview for work...and I must say it brought a lot of things in perspective. I have omitted the names because the article hasn't run yet...but here's my intro: "When the parents took their infant... Continue Reading →

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