Thirty Minutes Past Two

Thirty Minutes Past Two

Thirty minutes past two in the birth of today. Unreal Ocean, a selection from a white noise generator app on my phone, fails to lull me to a deep sea sleep. I stir and tumble out of bed like a clumsy gymnast impressing no one with my floor routine. Hunger tugs. I...
Kansas City Star Reviews Expedition of Thirst

Kansas City Star Reviews Expedition of Thirst

A couple years ago, author Pete Dulin hit the winding roads of eastern Kansas and western Missouri in his red Ford Focus. He visited 150 wineries, distilleries, and breweries to research his fourth book, a travel guide titled Expedition of...
10 Must-Read Links for Writers

10 Must-Read Links for Writers

Recently, I taught a program titled Social Media for Writers at The Woodneath Center, part of the Mid-Continent Public Library system. The entry-level course provided a survey of social media platforms and basic techniques for writers to use them. In the list of...
Three Guys and Beers

Three Guys and Beers

I took this photograph at Lawrence Beer Company in late November while I was sampling beers and taking notes for a story. At the moment, I was killing time between beers and took various shots of the tasting room. My attention drifted back to these three guys on my...
Kansas Public Radio Review of Expedition of Thirst

Kansas Public Radio Review of Expedition of Thirst

There are a number of independent breweries, wineries and distilleries across Kansas and Missouri.  Author Pete Dulin has been to more than 150 of them in the course of researching his new book, Expedition of Thirst.  Kansas Public Radio commentator Rex...
Sneak Peek: Expedition of Thirst cover

Sneak Peek: Expedition of Thirst cover

I’m excited to share the cover for Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries across the Heart of Kansas and Missouri. Any guesses on where this photo was taken? Hint: It was shot in Missouri. Published by University Press of...
Author Talk at Kansas City Central Library

Author Talk at Kansas City Central Library

Author Talk – Pete Dulin Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the HeartlandSunday, April 23, 2017 | 2 p.m. Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. As part of the Missouri Valley Speaker Series, I will present a talk about my most recent book....
Field Notes: A Visit to Fair Share Farm

Field Notes: A Visit to Fair Share Farm

I visited Fair Share Farm in Kearney, Missouri, in late March. There, I met with long-time friends and farmers Tom Ruggieri and Rebecca Graff. They grow crops for their community-supported agriculture (CSA) members and canned fermented foods like kim chi and...