Daily Archives: Thursday, May 6, 2021

Several times a week, people in Topeka ask me where we moved from.  On hearing “Arizona,” they nearly always suggest that we got it backwards.  Apparently, people are supposed to move from Kansas to Arizona, not the other way around.  They wonder why we did this and how Topeka differs from Phoenix.  The answer to the first question is easy (to be closer to family); the second is more complex.  In Arizona, javelinas walked across our patio during the day and then returned at night to rip the Christmas lights off our bushes and dig up the yard.  Cayotes and bobcats wandered freely through our backyard. In Kansas, ducks walk across our patio and wild turkeys, rabbits, birds, and squirrels make themselves at home in back of our house.  In