A return to kindness

This is not a political post.  Still with me? Kids do it. Jayhawks do it. Republicans and Democrats do it. They choose to be kind. Each day people we like or may not appreciate at all choose kindness in the face of opposition gossip hatemongering sabotage fear and exhaustion. Kindness is a reasonable schtick to … More A return to kindness

A Terrible Wildness

I love the mountains…almost as much as I love the tallgrass prairie and Kansas’ Konza Prairie. Lush and green. Trees; I’m a big fan. But since Sunday morning coffee, all I can think of is desert and “terrible wildness.” Sunday morning, M3 and I skidded our way to coffee as we realized all the church services had … More A Terrible Wildness

Oceanside walk to work

Bundled against the Kansas gusts in my puffy pink coat, professional scarf, and clicking blue suede boots, I hurried through the wind tunnel towards my office. Though I’d dressed for warmth, tendrils of arctic freeze invaded my cocoon. I strategically assessed the fastest route towards warmth as I raced on. Somehow I heard it. The ocean. Just to my right between … More Oceanside walk to work

Merry & Bright

It’s a new year. Whatever last year was (or yesterday even), is gone. Conditions may appear the same as before, news may sound as if it is on repeat, and joys may bob about their ebb and flow. But thanks to Time’s forward shuffling, today is new. New year. New day. New derring do. Phew.   Last … More Merry & Bright