A haiku about family influence, whether we realize it or not!
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.
30 Years Ago …June 10, 1989!
June 10…Celebrating thirty years of marriage with Melissa. She has truly blessed my life.
Stranded on a Highway Somewhere in Kansas
Stranded on a Highway Somewhere in Kansas The clouds are moving faster, dark and heavy. The breeze is getting […]
In a few days, Melissa and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary!
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.