In a few days, Melissa and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!
Greg VessarI love music, I love to travel, and I love to write. My blog "A Thousand Miles from Kansas" combines all three. I am a Kansas boy and an educator on sabbatical. I have lived in many places around the globe and I currently live in northern Japan. Journey with me as I combine my loves of music, travel, and the written word as I navigate through life.
A new haiku…just because!
A poem in honor of my little brother, Brian.
The Greatest Motorcycle Daredevil Ever: Evel Knievel
On a recent trip back to Kansas to attend my beautiful niece’s graduation from Emporia State University, I spotted a billboard for The Evel Knievel Museum located in Topeka, Kansas…of course I had to stop and check it out!
Runaway with Joan Jett!
Rocking with the all girl group The Runaways, Joan Jett paved the way for women in rock music!
Many memories of my childhood include Norman and his two sons, Kenny and Dennis. They were more than friends, they were family. They are family.
In memory of Norman Logsdon.
Mother’s Day…It’s Hard to Find the Words
I was thinking about my mother and how I ached to hug her. She passed away unexpectedly in March of 2007. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her. I want to write about her, but it is difficult and, quite frankly, I can’t find the words.
The Well Kept Men of Misawa!
Discover the origins of the Well Kept Men of Misawa! Follow them for a first hand look at the trials, tribulations, fun, laughter, and epiphanies they share together as they navigate everyday life as Americans living in Japan. They are able to have these adventures due to their wives hard work and willingness to let them explore their new surroundings. More adventures are on tap, so stop by often and hang out with them in Japan!
Spring Haiku 4
In honor of the last few cherry blossoms, I give you Spring Haiku 4.
Spring Haiku 3
It is cherry blossom season in Japan!