This past August my family was given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. 124 acres of beautiful pasture and woods land went up for sale next to us. It was the property that bordered our existing 11 acres so we were given an option to expand our acreage significantly, and we jumped on it.
Category / Musings
Striving for calm at work
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Escaping the tyranny of my desk
I, like millions of others, make my living in front of a screen. For 8 to 12 hours every day, I am glued to it, information flowing from its luminescent glow in through my eyes to my brain.