It’s crazy at work. We hear that all the time from friends, family, co-workers, and ourselves. It’s one of the constant trends in the idle chatter that happens at get togethers, family reunions, and meetups of all kinds.
Author / Pippin
Fiber internet, aka triumphs of rural broadband
Two years ago I wrote about the Trials and Triumphs of Rural Broadbad. The post detailed some of my experience in obtaining a decent internet connection in a pseudo rural part of central Kansas. In the end, after six months of work, my wife and I were able to get a decent connection that gave […]
Black cherries in the Sandhills
Shortly after moving back to the central Kansas Sandhills, my dad and I discovered a Black Cherry tree in the woods near our house. At first we thought it was probably the only one but we then quickly discovered there were not only dozens of trees, but hundreds spread across a few acres. We found […]
Wildfires at the Sandhill Prairie Farm
On Wednesday, March 14, shortly after noon, several grass fires were started two miles directly south of the Sandhill Prairie Farm, my childhood home and where my parents still live.
Trials and triumphs of rural broadband
Moving back into the country has been on my todo list ever since I left it 10 years ago. A little over a month ago, that goal was achieved when my family and I moved from our suburban home to a house three miles outside of city limits on 11 acres of land. Two of […]
Abundant research has been done that shows the value of green space within our cities. The presence of green can have a profoundly positive effect on the mental and physical health of a city’s citizens. Unfortunately the total green space within cities tends to shrink as a population grows. While there are examples of cities […]
Grace Hill Winery
As the brewery project my brother and I are working on progresses, the time comes to buy equipment, some of which includes a large series of wood barrels from wineries and distilleries from around the country. Today I drove to Grace Hill Winery, a local winery just an hour from the brewery, to pick up the […]
Remember babbling brooks
At one time or another, we all face difficult decisions. Today I was faced with one of the most difficult and heart-wrenching decisions I’ve had put before me. Shortly after making a final decision, one that I’m sure will continue to haunt me for months to come, I remembered something I wrote many years ago. As poetry […]