I'm a Kansan who grew up in Wichita when my dad wasn't assigned by Boeing to be tech support for a variety of planes elsewhere--mainly the B-52 in Air Force towns followed after a stint of retraining in Renton, Washington in 1965-6 by the 747 and a new focus on commercial airlines in Los Angeles. I've … Continue reading Saying goodbye to the memory of what used to be
Digital poem idea
Over the summer I scanned quite a few photographs from my mother's fairly extensive photo albums. I'm beginning to think that expanding the stockpile even more in preparation for a digital poem project this summer is a good idea. If I can do it at DMAC, even better.
Lady Bears vs SIU
Another win for the Lady Bears. Here's a couple of quick clips. Video for something this fast moving can get interesting, but it's worth trying. The free throw is being shot by Katie Palmer, a freshman recruit from Heights High in Wichita. Thanks, Wichita.
Left, a fired but unglazed box that does not look like a box; center, part of a doll tea set; and right, a darner. The doll tea set was partially destroyed in a fire at the family farm. So, the tea cups are not the original pattern, but some of the saucers are.
It may be Kansas, but
...that doesn't mean they're crazy. The outrageous social media policy the Board of Regents enacted right before winter break could not stand. The Chronicle of Higher Ed's News Wire notes today that the Regents will be meeting to reconsider. Good. As someone born in Kansas and a Wichita State Alum (BA) who used the superb … Continue reading It may be Kansas, but
Change isn’t always good
This is my old house in El Dorado, Kansas and the photo was taken this fall when I delivered my mother's ashes to Old Mission in Wichita. On the way back, I took a detour through El Dorado, where I lived with my kids right after the divorce until the were jr high and high … Continue reading Change isn’t always good