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Beyond the Ruby Reds and Tornadoes–There’s No Place Like Kansas

No borders, just horizons – only freedom. ~~Amelia Earhart – Kansas Native ******* Limestone Rolling plains Creek beds Hidden caves Prairie grass Sunsets Sunflowers I grew up on a farm in north-central Kansas. An expanse surrounded by fields of wheat, soybeans, cattle, and pigs. My dad was born in the kitchen of my childhood home,… Continue reading Beyond the Ruby Reds and Tornadoes–There’s No Place Like Kansas

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Walking Through Nashville

I have a meeting to prep for, blogs to read, and hundreds of e-mails to answer. 604 e-mails, to be exact. Sorry about that, y’all. Some of those are from you. I’ve never let my inbox get that full before, and I’m putting it off for another night. Instead, I want to end a long day… Continue reading Walking Through Nashville

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There’s No Business Like Snow Business: A Guest Post by Paul Curran

  via A guest post by Paul Curran Damn weather – I cursed as I drove my tractor-trailer into yet another snowstorm, seven in seven days. A break would be nice. Now that darkness had descended, the blowing snow screaming horizontal in the wind drew the heat from the windshield so fast that even with… Continue reading There’s No Business Like Snow Business: A Guest Post by Paul Curran

Adventures in Imperfection · Life is a Highway

Misadventures in Tennessee (Not all who wander are lost)

My work week may have started like yours, like many of ours do. Mine was a random Monday full of meetings and phone calls, fires to put out, and issues to manage. After a quick pack-job, I was out the door by 5 so I could reach Omaha before dark. Little did I know that… Continue reading Misadventures in Tennessee (Not all who wander are lost)

Adventures in Imperfection · Life is a Highway

When the Moon and the Mountains Call

Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy… Continue reading When the Moon and the Mountains Call

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“If you’re afraid of a journey, don’t buy shoes”

“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” — Ursula K. Le Guin Thank you Michelle for inviting Words for the Weekend to join in your “Life is a Highway” series! We’re honored to be featured with so many talented writers and friends. We hope you enjoy… Continue reading “If you’re afraid of a journey, don’t buy shoes”

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Rest Stop Ahead

I can’t help but laugh in overwhelming wonder when I reflect upon my life. Never in a million years would it  have ever crossed my mind that I would become an expatriate and commit myself to a life in another country. “Love has a funny way of changing you, empowering you to do things you… Continue reading Rest Stop Ahead

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Mountain Mama

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”  -John Muir    I’m a late bloomer. Although I began college… Continue reading Mountain Mama

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Whiskey Nights

twenty-one fresh and fragile I snuck into my mother’s makeup drawer threw on some name brand mask and clunked across the living room floor in the in-between life was lived in the car seat with the cigarette burns sidewalks under yellow street lamps in the shakes and pours of whiskey nights I met him among… Continue reading Whiskey Nights