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Linda's Backroad Musings

By Special Consensus, an evening of bluegrass

Linda Hanney

In my opinion, there is no better live music concert than good bluegrass. Tickets are surprising affordable as are the popcorn and homemade pie. At least that was how it was Thursday night in Valley Falls, Kansas. The Special Consensus, a bluegrass band “with an attitude” based out of Chicago ...

Over-The-Road Survey Limon CO to Topeka KS

Linda Hanney

GO Magazine recently published an article about the history of RVing featuring several couples and their RV lifestyle. Dudley Crow called his spacious and comfortable motorhome "martini camping." It would seem he isn't the only one who enjoys this type of RVing as we found recently with our informal survey. ...

Morning Glory Love/Hate Relationship

Linda Hanney

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/femail/photos/2010/aug/13/196746/ We watched the sun rise from our east deck this morning. What a gentle, inspiring beginning to a day. In front of us, a Morning Glory vine was also welcoming the day with these bright blue flowers. It was beautiful. But then, our eyes backed off from the individual ...

Making an Explanation Point

Linda Hanney

Write the excitement. That was the message in a book purchased nearly six years ago when I started blogging. I wanted to brush up on basic grammar and writing skills. Much to my dismay, it discouraged the overuse of explanation points. I have a habit of using the little mark ...

Next Winter Memories

Linda Hanney

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jul/13/IMG_7085-1.jpg Some summer days are good enough for a next winter memory. Monday was such a day. Six months from now the Holidays are over with family and friends hunkered down., not venturing out because of snow or ice or cold wind. I will be contemplating summer, thinking about this ...

Hybrid Bluegrass

Linda Hanney

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/22/IMG_7141.CR2.jpg Bluegrass with a bit of soul. Our evening listening to Stephanie Bettman with Luke Halpin at the Lawrence Public Library Monday, June 21, 2010, transcended descriptive labels of their type of music. It was about two musicians with amazing individual talent, combined to perfection. It was about original songs ...

Ghost Rider on the Range

Linda Hanney

It was a dark and stormy night... Snoopy, right? Only, this time it is a dark and stormy night when we drive out of the parking lot at the 2010 Symphony in the Flint Hills—rain, lightening, a real Kansas storm. How did the day end this way? It wasn't planned. ...

Symphony in the Flint Hills-- A Kansas weekend

Linda Hanney

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/14/Flint_Hills_3-1.jpg Over 6,000 in attendance at the Fifth Anniversary of the Symphony in the Flint Hills on Saturday, June 12, 2010, were cheering right from the beginning. The first standing ovation was to Governor Mark Parkinson who loves Kansas and Kansans. In a departure from the usual formal greeting, Governor ...

John Brown, Black Jack and the Border War

Linda Hanney

Birds chirping, butterflies flitting about with a slight breeze rustling the tall grass. You would think the terrain, with its ditches and ravines, and morning atmosphere is June 2, 1856, when John Brown, anti-slavery opponent, is set to lead his militia against a pro slavery force from Missouri. Actually, it ...

Roadtrip Alert! Kansas Frontier Military Scenic Byway

Linda Hanney

Parents of a close friend no longer take long vacations. Instead, they leave early in the morning and drive a loop, returning home in the evening, always in Kansas. I thought of them when we turned out of our driveway at 8:00 am recently. Our destination is Riverton, Kansas, about ...

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