Follow the Prairie Path

Prairie path leads to the sky path; the paths are one. Continents are two; and you must make your journey from the prairies to the sky.  — William Quayle   A drum vibrates. It ripples from a little white chapel across the tall grass prairie in Chase County, Kansas. The beat is African, it’s somehow familiar. … read more


A Prairie Pilgrimage

The BNSF railroad clatters by in clear view from Mindy’s kitchen window. Its rumble feels comforting, familiar. Like the rustling spring-leafed  trees in the front yard, it reassures me that I am here. It’s my eighth year visiting Matfield Green, heart of Chase County, Kansas, the heart of the tall grass prairie. If you fold a map … read more