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Finding Nebraska Rural Living in New York City

Finding Nebraska Rural Living in New York City

When writer Angela Davis visited New York City recently, she found herself surrounded by water towers. Those towers took her straight back to Nebraska where water towers proudly mark the landscape of rural towns across the state…

WWII museums and wildflowers make for a memorable May journey

WWII museums and wildflowers make for a memorable May journey

Writer Angela Davis is back with another adventure from across the globe. In May, Davis drove across Belgium from the Netherlands to the coast. She found a World War II museum and red poppies, a stark contrast between brutality and beauty, that made her start thinking about how that translates to what can be found in Nebraska…

Writing rural decades ago

Writing rural decades ago

While Nebraska Rural Living celebrates rural living today, there are writers who have been building good will about rural living for decades, even centuries before us. Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of those writers and Jennifer Chick talks about her fascination with Laura in this month’s essay…

Emery Blagdon Art

Emery Blagdon Art

It was almost a decade ago when Kelly Rush was introduced to the complicated and intriguing art of Emery Blagdon. Through his art, Blagdon wanted to produce an environment that would make people feel better, and Rush was fascinated…

Windmills, Nebraska’s world link

Windmills, Nebraska’s world link

Angela Davis’ essay in Nebraska Rural Living has been a long time in the making. Davis, a world traveler and friend of NRL founder Betty Sayers, has often talked of exploring the links between other parts of the world and Nebraska…

Clear skies over Nebraska

Clear skies over Nebraska

We asked readers and fans to submit their night sky photos for our photo essay this month. The array of colors visible in the night sky is stunning…

Find a job and join us in Nebraska

Find a job and join us in Nebraska

We hear every day about people who long to move back to Nebraska. But what holds many back is finding a job once they move back, or even before they move back. And we want to help…

A Kris Kringle Krafty Kristmas!

A Kris Kringle Krafty Kristmas!

For less than $10, Michelle transformed a dirty window into a twinkling Christmas centerpiece admired by her family and friends. Her thriftiness shows how treasures are just waiting to be uncovered in the piles during Junk Jaunt…

CNPPID invites birds “rest your wings!”

CNPPID invites birds “rest your wings!”

In Betty Sayers’ essay this month, she explores how Central Nebraska Public Power has turned conservation into one of its central missions…

Me again. Nebraska through an outsider’s lens

Me again. Nebraska through an outsider’s lens

Writer Alexandrea Donohue has had to overcome her own prejudices towards writing. But now she realizes that she has something to say and wants to share her outsider’s perspective on Nebraska…

Fun on Nebraska Waters

Fun on Nebraska Waters

Here in Nebraska we know that towns empty out on the summer weekends as people head to their nearest lake, pond or stream for some outdoor fun. It’s often listed as one of the top items people are looking for when they choose where to live in Nebraska…

County Fair Memories – Photo Essay

County Fair Memories – Photo Essay

We asked our readers to give us a glimpse of county fairs from their perspective. What we’ve found is that for many of you, fair means 4-H, youngsters working hard, family, and the rides…