Hospitality, It’s Wonderful Foundations Explored

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,  Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 The concept of hospitality has a much higher meaning than is commonly thought of today, at least in my part of the world.  Although the everyday application remains valid, it lacks the depth of its’ original intent. True […]

Butterflies, Simple Harmony of Maison Steinbuchel: Strong Yet Peaceful

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough – Rabindranath Tagore Every September I am enamored with the convergence of all matter of butterflies on Maison Steinbuchel.  The flurry of peaceful activity brings out the child in me as I stand right in the middle of my flower bed and let the […]

Aunt Beulah’s House Smiles Again – A Happy Miller Reunion

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.  Josephine Hart My childhood is steeped in geography with Aunt Beulah’s House as a significant one.  These locations connect to relationships and key events.  In most cases, when memory recalls a particular occasion, it includes a place: […]

If It Is The Joyland Carousel Then It Is Wonderful Wichita!

 My husband and I recently visited Botanica, The Wichita Gardens.  This is the new home for the Joyland Carousel scheduled to be open to the public fall of 2019.  I have know this was coming, seen pictures and layouts, but it was not until this visit and seeing the building site, did I truly […]

If You Are In Kansas Then You Can Be An Aviator

This was my second year as an exhibitor at Kansas Aviation Day.  I and a fellow Advocate Wing member participated on the behalf of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to showcase yet another way Kansas Aviation is employed. Since a majority of MAF’s fleet of almost 50 aircraft based in 17 countries are Cessna Aircraft from […]

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Success Is A Long Walk In The Same Direction

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African proverb I consider myself a fairly independent person.  Taught to carry my own weight, do my part and not quit, I champion getting things done.  I like my time alone.  Yet,  it is when I am part […]

How to Rest – Maintaining a Dynamic Balance

Get away and unplug. You’ll come back stronger than ever.  – MICHAEL HYATT Maintaining a dynamic balance is vital to a healthy outlook.  Once the holidays are past, the winter season in Kansas can be a peaceful time. Cold temps and blustery weather provide an opportunity for snuggling up with a book or cozy evenings watching […]

How To Resurrect An Airplane In Style

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die,  Life is a broken-winged bird,  That cannot fly.”  – Langston Hughes My roots in aviation came from my father.  His sprouted in the 1960s.  I do not know what or who influenced him.  He had not flown in the military nor been involved in aviation prior to his decision […]

How One Decision Made A Dream Soar

A couple of years ago, I heard about The Kansas Air Tour.  I was attending another aviation event and several of my pilot friends had just landed at Jabara Airport, where the tour ended.   It was at that moment I unconsciously made one decision this is something I would like to do. At the time […]