• P.J. Griekspoor

    Drought May Finally Be Losing Its Grip

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on July 28, 2013

    This week brought the most optimistic sign in a long time that the prolonged drought may finally be easing its grip on Kansas. Most of central and eastern Kansas received up to two inches of rain on Tuesday, followed by scattered showers across the state on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by downright downpours that threatened two-thirds of the state with flooding over the weekend. Flooding of course, is no guarantee that drought is at an end. Some of the worst flooding ever een on…

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  • P.J. Griekspoor

    Kids, Fireworks, Fourth of July: Yes, Life is Good

    Kansas Viewpoint

     by P.J. Griekspoor
     on July 5, 2013

    When it comes to fun anywhere, it’s hard to beat kids and the Fourth of July. This year, I was struck by how many times I screamed “Neva, be careful!” or “Jax, watch out!” only to hear my children’s voices in the background saying “Mom, settle down, they are OK.” Do we get more risk-adverse as we grow older? Or do we simply become more aware of all the dangers that lurk out there and how vulnerable are the tiny flesh-and-blood bodies of…

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