Archive | November, 2012

Wide Open Spaces

I used to live in the prairie, in Central Kansas and later eastern Kansas. Central Kansas is largely flat prairie, like western Kansas, a shortgrass prairie, I believe. But eastern Kansas encompasses the tallgrass prairie, including the Flint Hills. It may seem a little stark for some folks, because there aren’t that many trees. There […]

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Axe Me a Question

I had a dream – the kind that seeps into my consciousness as I drift upwards toward waking. Sepia tones predominated – a lone rider in a cloak sat astride a horse on a hill overlooking a small town in the middle of nowhere. He carried a battleaxe. No story connected to him, but the […]

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“Fire” feeds my memories and imagination. My mother liked a fire in the fireplace in winter, even in New Mexico, and it was years before I realized how much work that was. I remember we three children in our pajamas, sitting on the hearth and letting the heat sink in. I also remember a couple […]

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