Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jim Crow — is it dead?

Smug Yankees find it easy to look askance at the actions of the South after the Civil War; after all the North had won the war. Unfortunately, Lincoln’s assassination severely undercut the plans for the post-war Reconstruction of the South. … Continue reading

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Blessed are the peacemakers…

George Washington Carver…does this name sound familiar? Perhaps his research into the lowly peanut strikes a chord for you? It is so easy to associate botany with Dr. Carver since he spent his entire life studying it, teaching it, and … Continue reading

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Art, food and more…

Kansas City is a wonderful town. Much like Minneapolis it is often maligned for being smack dab in the center of flyover land. Don’t let this fool you–it has much to offer any visitor. The weather is almost spring-like with … Continue reading

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Seeing is believing!

Travel is often so much hustle and bustle. We whoosh down freeways with nary a glance left or right. So much is missed — so much is there to be seen. Wandering from town to town enables one to visit … Continue reading

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Time for a Winter Respite

Leaving sub-zero weather behind was definitely not a chore. Enough of Ol’ Man Winter! Better climes beckon us — we now head south. Surely driving through Iowa was only a preface to the real joy of seeing no more snow … Continue reading

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