Six years ago – when President Bush faced off against his Democratic challenger John Kerry – I faxed my Los Angeles County ballot from London. From cafes off Oxford Circus to our flat under the Old Burlington Arms, my fiancee telecommuted to Berkeley as I worked on my residency at Reuters.
Five years ago – my hubby and I loaded up our Toyota Corollas (Yes – the folks at Midas call us the Corolla couple) with everything we needed to move to Kansas and I started my career in broadcast news.
This Friday, I say good-bye to TV news in Sacramento and step into the world of hyperlocal journalism with AOL’s Patch.com. Continue reading →
It’s so big.
And it’s in Kansas.
My entry for Photo Friday’s challenge: Heavy.
Four years ago, Cawker City’s ball of twine weighed 17,866 pounds. I suspect it’s bigger now since the city defends its title of “World’s Biggest Ball of Twine” with an annual festival that has folks adding twine to the ball.
Aspera ad astra: “To the stars through difficulties.”
That’s the state motto for Kansas. It’s also the name a fantastic indie band from Lawrence. Those words resonated with me as I lived and worked in Kansas.
Kansas surprised me. For 2 years, I sampled anything the state had to offer. At a Topeka pub, I enjoyed raising my voice with a weekly Irish Sing-Along. My hubby and I won 2nd place at a Trivia Night in a Lawrence bar. I also loved sauteed meal worms served by a K-State professor. Plus, I found places, like the Cosmosphere, that inspired my inner space geek.
I love exploring the states and cities I’ve called home – from Chicago to Europe.
I want to start my next adventure in Healdsburg with A Really Goode Job.
This video reference is from Fally Afani in Kansas. I couldn’t have survived the Sunflower State without her.