Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Deer in the Headlights

It’s not bad enough that my Texas trip was cancelled at the last minute.  Or that I haven’t seen the sun since before Thanksgiving and that Kansas City is experiencing it’s fifth consecutive day of rain and drizzle (more rain … Continue reading

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A Cold Dark Oven

I’m thankful for many things this Thanksgiving.  Oddly, I’m somewhat thankful even for my cold, dark oven. I’m thankful that I won’t be on my feet for hours today prepping and baking for a family gathering.  For the first time … Continue reading

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The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About | Drifting Through My Open Mind The next time you read about or hear a woman call out sexist language, don’t belittle her for doing so. Listen. I don’t go through life terrified of anything. You’re not ‘living’ if you’re ‘living scared.’ But I don’t … Continue reading

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Doomed to Repeat Alternate History?

Why You Should Be Watching The Man in the High Castle – Meeting violence with violence doesn’t show strength: it inspires more violence. I’ve been reading a lot if World War One and Two books lately, most recently The … Continue reading

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Family Recipes: Grandma Marie’s German Potato Soup

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
Background: In 1913 fifteen-year-old Marie Kiesler immigrated to the United States from Stalluponen, (East Prussia) Germany (now Nesterov, Russia). She joined her sister Martha in Kansas City, Kansas, where both served as…

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Lansing Community Library Snack & Chat Tonight The Lansing Community Library is hosting its first “Snack and Chat” on Tues., Nov.3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Library, 730 1st Terr. This new quarterly event gives community members an opportunity to meet with the Library … Continue reading

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