Category: Nebraska Love

being tethered

…and so it begins. This is the time of year I start to feel homesick. 2 years ago it hit me very hard around this time, so last year I went home in September to stave off these emotions. This year, I went home…

Winter

This is the winter I am used to. Driving on a gravel road, looking to my right or left and seeing the tracks of a combine, a truck or a tractor in the field. The shelter of trees in the background tell me that…

Heartbreak

I am really homesick. Really and truly. Sitting at the table in a kitchen conversationYou spilled the words you read just yesterdayHe said, “Be perfect, perfect as I am”“How can this be done,” you ask, “when every time I try to beSomeone with such…

Reason #5 Why I Love Nebraska

Because it’s home.

Reason #4 Why I Love Nebraska

The corn. The picture was my view as a child. I grew up on a farm, and spent my summers irrigating with my brother. I’d pick up irrigation socks, watch him fix pivots, and driving through corn fields like this one. When the sweet…

Reason #3 Why I Love Nebraska

I get to openly mock this: Because it rightfully deserves to be mocked. Mercilessly. Seriously, the crazy finger-pointing alone is worth 10 minutes of mocking.

Reason #2 Why I Love Nebraska

This town: Kearney. It’s where I’ve lived for the last eight years, and the place I will say goodbye to in four short weeks. Many things about this town drive me crazy. But many things don’t. I choose to focus on the things that…