I have spent virtually all my life in Emporia, Kansas surrounded by family, friends, and the tall grass prairie. I graduated from The College of Emporia, married my high school sweetheart, and we raised our four kids here.
Through the years, I have learned to identify our local birds by flight, feather, and song and to recognize native grasses, wildflowers, trees, and critters. As a high school English teacher I have explored the world through books and travel, but for me the best part of these journeys of the mind and spirit is coming home. This sea of grass and its boundless sky feeds my soul and fires my imagination.