The rain has been falling here in the Pacific. And April is Poetry Month!
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.
The Absent Jayhawk
March Madness is upon us again, but this year is quite melancholy.
I captured this beautiful moment between mother and daughter for my friends the Gerber family. And they kindly gave me permission to use this photo for the poem that they inspired.
Too many reminders of late that life can be fleeting. Hold the ones you love close.
Valentine’s Day from afar.
His Amazing Grace
It is comforting that’s God grace is a gift that is not earned, but freely given.
Feeling Ev’ry Mile
As Robert Frost lamented, “Miles to go before I sleep”.
Plumeria trees and the blossoms they produce are one of my favorite tropical flowers. They are simply beautiful.
There are no such things as little moments.
The Blanket of Night
Standing oceanside at night on Kwajalein allows the mind to wander.