Tag: kansas

We Are Plains People, And Our Music Has Tornadoes

April 26th, 2009, 3 Comments

There’s little that scares Kansans more than a good tornado. And, truth be told, there’s little that excites us more than a good tornado, either. After all, we know it’s going to be good for a story. Here on the plains, it is easy to remember how powerful nature really is. Weather sweeps in from […]

Kansas Adventure

January 2nd, 2009, 3 Comments

Today, Terah and I set out for some geocaching. Jacob’s daycare was back in session (he goes twice a week), but we both had the day off. Jacob enjoys geocaching, but he does make it a lot slower. So we dropped him off at day care today, and headed off. We were also scouting out […]

Can You Feel The History?

September 7th, 2008, No Comments

A few years ago, Terah and I got to visit the beautifully-restored Kansas City Union Station. What a sight. A train station designed to hold 200,000 people, and saw over 200 trains pass through in its heyday. So many people had stories of traveling through Union Station, of arranging to meet someone under the station’s […]

Radar

May 6th, 2007, 4 Comments

Many of you probably know what this means. That was what I saw early this morning when the weather woke me up. I went downstairs and checked the weather on the Internet. And sure enough, a line of thunderstorms was slowly moving across pretty much all of Kansas. This morning, when we woke up, our […]

Yellow

September 24th, 2006, 6 Comments

There are a lot of beautiful fall colors that will be showing up in forests around the world shortly. But here in Kansas, we get a little jump on the colors because this is sunflower season. If you drive around Kansas this time of year (roughly August and September), you’ll see sunflowers all over the […]

Today’s Public Service Announcement

March 31st, 2006, No Comments

You’ve just arrived in the country in some quiet midwestern state. You know, one of those flat ones. You’re in the kind of place where the sky is black at night, not orange. The kind of place where you can see stars, planets, and galaxies at night. The kind of place where the loudest noise […]

CNN arrives in Kansas, survives tornado and prairie fire, and gets out

March 31st, 2006, No Comments

A CNN crew was apparently in Kansas briefly this week. They seemed surprised to be hit by tornadoes, and then by a 5,000-acre prairie fire. I started smelling smoke yesterday evening, went outside to investigate. I didn’t see or hear any fire. I figured some grassland must be burning again, and checked on it every […]

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