An Indelible Mark on the Civil Rights Movement in Topeka, Kansas

Many people associate the South with the fight for civil rights; yet, Topeka, Kansas played a vital role in the civil rights movement and changed the trajectory of U.S. civil rights with Brown v. Board of Education. May 17 marks the 68th anniversary of the landmark ruling that ended segregation. Plan a trip to Topeka…

Sports and Outdoor Adventure: Kansas City, Kansas, Itinerary

After back-to-back trips to Fredericksburg, Chattanooga, and Chicago, I was looking forward to some downtime close to home. Fortunately, a chance to explore my own backyard presented itself. June 2-4 I’ll visit Kansas City, KS, and enjoy many activities that, even as a lifelong resident, I’ve never tried. Sporting activities like Kansas City T-Bones, Sporting…

Sweet Torture: My First Time Experiencing Reflexology

I lay back, feet soaking in warm water, as she started to rub my forehead. “Oh, this is going to be good,” I thought. Then she moved her hands to the top of my head and the pseudo-torture began. First, she dug her fingers into tender hollows that I didn’t know existed. I imaginedĀ a baby’s…