Spring Always Comes

It’s one of my favorite times of year. Everywhere you look trees and bushes are budding out, ready to burst forth in celebration of spring. A grey, monotone winter begins to give way to green and new shoots pop through last autumn’s blanket of leaves. But my favorite part about spring in Kansas is the…

10 Reasons You’ll Love the American Midwest

* Author note: Photographs for 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 were borrowed for illustrative purposes. All other photos on this post and blog are my own.  When people return to their home culture after living or traveling abroad, it’s common for them to critically view many aspects of their home culture. This is normal. But…

10 Easy Steps to Renewing Your Passport

I hate paperwork. It is not my gift. Or inclination. Or anything I’m remotely good at – it makes my creative brain cry big fat tears. But since I’m back my native Kansas for a few months to renew my passport/visa and raise financial support, I’m getting a lot of paperwork out of the way….