Camp Fire Beans

Originally from the Girl Scouts, this quick and easy recipe is surprisingly good. It’s more or less become our standard when the occasion calls for a baked bean type dish. Camp Fire Beans Dice one small onion and 3-4 slices of bacon. Cook together till browned to taste. Add 1/2 C of brown sugar and … Read more

More on Gorbachev’s Visit

From what I’ve heard, Mikhail Gorbachev really enjoyed his visit to Lindsborg last week. I have to smile when I consider the fact that he apparently drove his security folks crazy by insisting on walking around Lindsborg and through the Bethany college campus. The picture of him in the local paper, dressed in blue jeans … Read more

Susan Polgar Blogs Lindsborg

With the continuing popularity of blogs and blogging, it should come as no surprise that world-class chess player Susan Polgar has a blog. What’s exciting is that she has made many postings about her recent visit to Lindsborg, including many photos of her and our other recent visitor, Mikhail Gorbachev. For easy reference, here is … Read more

Mikhail Gorbachev Visits Lindsborg Kansas

Mikhail Gorbachev spent the day in Lindsborg today as part of the international Chess for Peace* initiative. Mr. Gorbachev attended the Chess Parade in the morning, held a press conference in the early afternoon, and made a few other appearances around town, notably at a chess match between Anatoly Karpov and Susan Polgar and concluding … Read more


Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right. Carl Schurz Remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872. More information/context about Schurz’s quote is available. This little blog hasn’t had much luck in putting things right again, but we only fail when we stop trying.

Butterfly Birthday Cake

A month or so ago I came across an interesting web site that led to the creation of the Butterfly cake shown below. Back in the 1950’s or 60’s the makers of Baker’s Angel Flake coconut produced a multi-page, full color recipe book. Of course, each recipe prominently featured coconut, but the title of the … Read more

luminosity: a new photoblog

Inspired by A Daily Dose of Imagery, a site I’ve followed for a couple of years, and also by Hal Bergman, who I just discovered recently, and also motivated by my brand new awareness of, I decided to create a new blog. luminosity is a photoblog, and that means the emphasis will be on … Read more

Smoky Valley High School Football

Seeking a new photographic challenge, I took a number of pictures at at the local high school football game Friday evening. Some of the best shots are shown below, and the rest are visible at my Smoky Valley football photo set on Flickr. Smoky Valley beat Council Grove 14 to 7; their early offense (and … Read more

Svensk Hyllningsfest 2005

The 2005 Svensk Hyllningsfest, Lindsborg’s biennial celebration to honor the Swedish pioneers who settled the Smoky Valley, has come and gone. I had the distinct honor and pleasure of attending my first Hyllningsfest in decades and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I think I liked the Swedish Dancers best, but also enjoyed the parade and the other … Read more