Category Archives: Nebraska

Back to the Heartland

Today I am driving to Seward. It’s been nearly two years since we moved away, and this is my first trip back. I had forgotten how beautiful Nebraska can be. As afternoon drifts toward evening, soot black trees stand etched … Continue reading

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Sales Excitement… Day 207

Wow! The anthology is selling faster than expected. Every few days the president of our group sends a sales update. We have clearly passed the ‘bought by friends and relatives’ benchmark. That alone is an accomplishment! Of course, the  anthology … Continue reading

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Getting used to Dean-dom… Days 85-91

This blog details the ups and downs of making a major career move—from teaching college Biology in small town Nebraska to being the Dean of the College of Science at a university in Austin, TX. Or, to put it another … Continue reading

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Break Away… Day 41

Sometimes one needs to break away from present  chaos and reflect on something deep and true, something wild and wonderful, or perhaps something whimsical and happy. I choose whimsey. This storefront in tiny Dwight, Nebraska has no hours posted. There … Continue reading

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… Day 38

Ran full speed all day today…oops. Now that’s yesterday. I find when I get too busy and loose the time for reflection, it is hard to convince my brain to produce anything insightful. In fact, it is hard for me to stay … Continue reading

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Lessons from Road Repair… Day 37

I drove through small town Nebraska after supper today, wanting a picture of the Memorial Day flags at sundown. Foolish me. Flags are to be taken down at dusk, and here in small town Nebraska we respect the rules. I … Continue reading

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Uh, oh! Anthology deadline sneaking up on me… Day 33

Wow! A great productive day. The remodeling job in our basement is almost finished. Why am I working on a basement remodel in Nebraska when I have movers scheduled to cart all our belongings off to our new home in … Continue reading

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