No Fly Zone: Mosquitoes

I was in Missouri for two weeks after my dad passed away.  My stay was marked by shared memories and checking off To Do lists and quality time with my mom and extended family.  Goodness, as I like to say.

Missouri is nostalgic for me.  I will always consider it home.  I can’t imagine a better place to grow up.  I feel the need to emphasize just how much I love Missouri – because quite frankly, I think it’s gotten a bad rap lately (no thanks to Gillian Flynn). Missouri has rolling hills and peaceful lakes and the Mighty Mississippi and Budweiser and Busch Light.  There are beautiful landmarks.  The sounds of nature sing on summer nights and create an impressive chorus of bull frogs and cicadas.  And it boasts the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever met. There's more…