Small-Batch Weather: We’re Not in Tornado Alley Anymore

Small-Batch Weather: Stormy Skies over Tingley Beach

Out on the road today, I saw an “Eat Beef” plate on a blue sedan… Actually that was back in March, but once I got Don Henley’s earworm out of my head, I got to thinking: I probably wouldn’t see many of those plates once we move to New Mexico. They’re everywhere in Kansas, affixed to … Read more

When You Move but Your Stuff Doesn’t

Moving Boxes

Ever since March 21, adaptability has been my keyword. That was the day my husband hit the road for a new job in Albuquerque while I stayed behind in Kansas with the kids so they could finish out the school year. This week, we joined him. Finally! No more solo bedtime duty. No more doing … Read more

March of the Penguins: How Not to Stage an Event

Stephen King Revival

Let me tell you about the night my love for Stephen King almost cost me my toes. Those piggies were completely numb by 5:40 p.m. last night. My husband and I had been standing outdoors in freezing temperatures for almost two hours, shuffling along in a slow-moving line that wrapped around a former mega-church. Why? We had … Read more


A free-spirited friend of mine posted today that she scattered birdseed in her front yard. She’d heard it’s an old Scandinavian custom to bring good fortune in the new year. My online feeds are full today of recipes for black-eyed peas, but I keep scrolling. I’ve tried the mealy things once or twice and never … Read more

Getting to Know Me: a Kansas Women Bloggers Link-Up

  As the editor of Kansas Women Bloggers, I decided I wanted to learn more about our 100+ members, and share a little more about myself. So I took a page from our sisters at Texas Women Bloggers and cooked up this Getting to Know You link-up! Here are my answers: If you make money … Read more

Words of Wisdom from a 4th Grade Classroom Wall

It’s nice to be important. But it’s more important to be nice.

Vanishing point

When I finally send them off into the world, I hope they see it as beautifully as this.