2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

The holidays are weird when you are nine months into a pandemic, with cases on the rise. As of Nov. 28, there are 27,049 cases in Sedgwick County, 155,000 cases in Kansas, 13.2 million cases in the United States and 61.9 million cases worldwide. We are up to 265,000 COVID deaths in the United States. … Continue reading 2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

“White space is like punctuation for the brain.”

I've written about white space before... how important it is in your designs, writing and in your life. In this boisterous world, white space serves as a resting spot for your brain. "White space is like punctuation for the brain." This quote came from Kristin Graham, who presented at our November PRSA program. Her presentation, … Continue reading “White space is like punctuation for the brain.”

Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

I've been talking about hanging Christmas lights on our house for 23 years. I love the way they look during the holidays. But I always heard "it's too much work" or "it's too expensive to pay someone." So I've been living with lights on bushes or around windows. Which is *fine*. Then, last night, I … Continue reading Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

Social distancing Sunday – Chase Fishing Lake and Waterfalls

Today, our social distancing Sunday was just me, Scott and Ali. The boys were in Winfield playing in a dics golf tournament. After the tournament, they played at the Cherry Street Park course and on the way home, stopped by a course in Oxford, KS The three of us went north to Chase State Lake … Continue reading Social distancing Sunday – Chase Fishing Lake and Waterfalls

#COVIDchaos – back to remote learning

Welp. Our hybrid in-person learning lasted nine weeks. When we went back to school after our six month "spring break" (after a three week delay), our area's COVID positivity rate was around 5%. Now it's over 20%. We will be learning remotely until at least Thanksgiving, and then reassess the situation. Update Nov. 24: At … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – back to remote learning