Today is my last day at the Daily Globe. My family and I are headed to Arkansas, where I will have the same position at a another paper. Most importantly, we will be closer to family.


Today is my last day at the Daily Globe. My family and I are headed to Arkansas, where I will have the same position at a another paper. Most importantly, we will be closer to family.
    For three and a half years, I've had the privilege to serve as the publisher of your Daily Globe. In September 2004, my family and I literally blew into town. A “city slicker” from the east was coming to town to run the paper. We didn't know a soul, and we didn't know what to expect. What we found was a community filled with great people and a willing Globe staff ready to oblige my sometimes odd requests.
    My family and I hope we will leave this community better for being here. We are leaving richer for the experience, with a new appreciation for several things. Here's a short (sometimes humorous) list of those things:
    • Kansas sunsets are as pretty as they get.
    • Wind equals dented car doors and runaway shopping carts.
    • Snow can fall horizontally.
    • A strong church family can almost replace your real family.
    • Sledding on the middle school hill is bad for collarbones.
    • Jackrabbits grow really big on a diet of buffalo grass.
    • People from different backgrounds can have a lot in common.
    • We can now honestly say, “This ain't our first rodeo."
    • Beef doesn't magically appear in the grocery store. 
    • Topeka doesn't know western Kansas.
    • A Conq is not a seashell.
    • Elevators don't always carry people.
    • Trains have to honk at every single crossing, no matter the time of night.
    • Dirt and asphalt don't mix.
    • Rivers don't always have water.
    • Even though it's spelled A-r-k-a-n-s-a-s, it's pronounced "Our Kansas."
    • Sports at any level are serious business.
    • Neighbors who cook enough to share still exist.
    • Children who welcome new kids mid-school year are abundant.
    • Strangers who welcome newcomers won't be forgotten.
    • Saying good-bye is hard.
    Thank you to the Globe staff for your work ethic and desire to give your customers your best each day. You made my job easy.
    We will miss this community, especially our friends. You welcomed us with open arms and showed us what's great about this community: You.