Nebraska and Lyle Denniston

When you live in “fly over” country, you are constantly looking for local folks who make good. Lyle Denniston is, of course, the dean of reporters who cover the Supreme Court.  He has been doing that for 56 years. Several days ago, the Burton Awards program, run in association with the Library of Congress, announced that Mr. Denniston is the winner of the first “Outstanding Journalist in Law Award.” Here.

Denniston is a graduate cum laude of the University of NebraskaHe has been a journalist for sixty-six years, beginning that career with the Nebraska City News-Press in Nebraska City, Nebraska, in the fall of 1948.


PS Many thanks to Elaine Mittleman for the tip.







The Sandhills

Yesterday, I had a post on Nebraska and “fly over country.”  The Nebraska Sand Hills came up in the ensuing discussion.

If, while sitting high up in a tall building in a place you and your friends regard as the center of the universe, say New York,  and you want to understand why the Sand Hills of Nebraska evoke a reverence from those who do not (and never wanted to) share your perch, take a look at this:

Photo credit:  Stephen G. Weaver, Prairie Sunset Sand Hills, Nebraska

Photo credit: Stephen G. Weaver, Prairie Sunset
in the Sand Hills of Nebraska

If you want to see more of Stephen G. Weaver’s  beautiful photos of the Nebraska Sand Hills, go here. After that, look out your slightly grimy window and bill two tenths for me–just call it research on your soul.


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