A friendship built around love of breakfast and Ted Kooser yields a surprising poem in difficult days.
Regional Tour: Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, Nebraska
Michelle DeRusha visits Homestead National Monument in Nebraska and wonders about the pioneers who came to the west and those who were forced to leave.
Making Little Free Library No. 25, 001
A new Little Free Library in Michelle DeRusha’s Lincoln, NE, neighborhood brings out the dog-walkers, the amblers, the wanderers and the book lovers.
Regional Tours: Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton, Nebraska
Explore the subtle beauty of the Nebraska prairie in Michelle DeRusha’s literary tour to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, Denton, Nebraska.
Literary Tour: International Quilt Study Center & Museum, Lincoln, NE
Discover the way a quilt can speak to the identity of a person and a community in this tour of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, NE.
Literary Tour: Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE
As March roared in like a lion, Michelle DeRusha went searching for verdant life and warmth with a Literary Tour to Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE.
Regional Tours: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Michelle DeRusha ponders the artist’s power to shape and influence a viewer’s understanding of a particular place or people at Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum.
The Sacred Tree
What happened to me on that blustery afternoon fifteen years ago cannot be explained. Four hundred miles from home. Bancroft, Nebraska. The area formerly inhabited by the Omaha Indians is now this small town of fewer than five hundred. Ninety-eight percent of European descent. I am ready to meet Hilda Neihardt, the author of Black […]