I feel very honored to be on the list and to be in the company of these other great Kansas authors.
- Remembering the Dead May 21, 2013Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: REMEMBERING THE DEAD The cemetery was my playground. While Dad mowed, my 6-year-old self blew fluff off of dandelions. I traced the engraving on stones, and I climbed into the arms of a cedar tree and watched ants scatter as I peeled its […]
- ‘Dragging Wyatt Earp’ May 14, 2013Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: ‘DRAGGING WYATT EARP’ “Returning home is like that. The future gets left behind, a piano dumped on a stark prairie. Suddenly you’re left with nothing but your life and the past. You have returned. Full circle. Everything else is just a blur.” Those are the […]
- Mothers and Dresses May 7, 2013Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: MOTHERS AND DRESSES The other day when I was shopping online, I accidentally ended up on a page full of dresses. Alongside the dresses were ads showing mothers and daughters celebrating Mother’s Day together. Now I wouldn’t buy my mom a dress; she prefers […]
- Little House on the Prairie April 30, 2013Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Every afternoon, Mary Louise Wilhite read to her second grade students at Pawnee Rock Grade School. Following our after-lunch recess, my classmates and I came in from the playground, windblown and energetic. But we settled down quickly when we sat […]
- Road Trip to Sedan April 23, 2013Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: ROAD TRIP TO SEDAN Spring seemed to be stalled out somewhere, so Dave and I drove south one Saturday to see if we could locate the lost season and drag it north. It was early April and even near the Oklahoma line, we didn’t […]
- Remembering the Dead May 21, 2013