• P.J. Griekspoor

    Moisture Awesome; Drought Still Causes Worry

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on March 28, 2013

    It’s starting to look green in southern Kansas, in spite of the fact that the final remnants of the recent five-inch snow are still hanging around. They will be gone in today’s 60-degree sunshine. That recent snow and the 20-plus inch blanketing we got a few weeks ago, along with a couple of showers in between is enough to bring out the smiles on the faces of farmers in this region, where wheat fields are looking great as the crop breaks dormancy and heads toward the spring…

    Continue Reading


  • P.J. Griekspoor

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Seen as Economic Boon for Kansas

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on March 13, 2013

    There’s an amazing report out that shows Kansas poised to be one of the top states in the country to benefit economically from the emerging Unmanned Aerial Vehicles industry. The study was done by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and looked specifically at the economic impact expected when U.S. UAVs are integrated into U.S. airspace beginning in 2015. I wasn’t surprised to see Kansas among the leaders in research into the technology of this industry…

    Continue Reading


  • P.J. Griekspoor

    Injury Makes Age an Issue but There's a Way Around It

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on March 6, 2013

    I’ve about had it with infirmary. Seriously, all I have is a 3-week-old hairline crack of the kneecap and I even talked my doctor into a minimally restrictive immobilizer. Still, there are SO many things I can’t do, or at least can’t do as easily and painlessly as I am accustomed to doing them. Wouldn’t you know that this would also be the time that one son-in-law is nursing a tear of wrist cartilage – great daddy that he is, he saved the 20-month-old…

    Continue Reading