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Top Ten Reasons Why We’re Moving to Bend, Ore.

Guess what! We’re leaving Las Vegas and moving to Bend, Oregon. It was a difficult decision. For a while, we considered moving to Boulder, Colorado… 1,262 more words


Ice Cream and Art in Siouxland

It’s always nice to visit the community of Le Mars, Iowa. After wandering around its streets looking for images and finding new wall art… 213 more words

Life In Siouxland

Siouxland's Orange City Tulip Festival

Every year Orange City, Iowa, sponsors its Tulip Festival to celebrate its Dutch roots. This year was its 75th festival and parade. I have been to the festival a few times to photograph and produce a video about the… 731 more words

Life In Siouxland

Small town Iowa: Where kids still fly kites

APPROACHING FOREST CITY, Iowa, from the south Saturday, bursts of color broke through the grey of morning fog. Kites. Two. I suspected they were to attract customers to a business. 413 more words


I love reading Hemingway. He never strays. He never babbles. Every word is relevant – precise and concise writing. His prose is eloquent with a natural progression that makes the reader feel the story inside the book they hold could have been their own journey in a different lifetime. 501 more words

No Limits - Mama Gracie's Sunday Reflections

Mama Gracie’s Pregnancy Shop & Spa became an official member of the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce this week. The luncheon was hosted at Ossell’s and catered by Santa Lucia’s Ice Cream. 498 more words

Mama Gracie's Pregnancy Shop & Spa

Beaumont Hotel, Kansas and Flint Hills along 177

The Beaumont Hotel is located in Beaumont, KS in Butler County, KS. The hotel was built in 1879 as a railroad hotel.  Across the street from the hotel is a wooden 1885 Frisco water tower,  once used to service steam locomotives, one of the last remaining water tower of its kind in the US.  187 more words