As an editor, I receive countless emails pitching story ideas, new products, interviews with experts — you name it. I read, or at least glance, at each searching for a unique story that might resonate with readers.
These story pitches have increased tenfold with the COVID-19 pandemic. One in particular caught my eye and I considered publishing it this month. Titled “Top 10 Ways to Live Your Best Life in Quarantine,” the article included solid advice for managing the stay safe at home orders. But then, stories trickled in about Kansas communities coming together while remaining safely apart. The Kansas Sampler Foundation launched a Facebook page titled “Kansas Responds” and welcomed the public to share how their communities were responding to situations created by COVID-19.
Lesson learned? Kansans don’t need any advice on how to live their best lives. We’ve met tough challenges before and do it successfully by coming together in community and by reaching out to friends, neighbors and even strangers. A few of these examples we highlight beginning on Page 12. If you find yourself struggling during this time, read just one of the vignettes to lift your spirits. Kansans are good at that.
I would love to say the error in April’s “Cooking My Way Home” article was an April Fool’s Day joke. Instead it was human error many readers caught immediately.
The first to contact me was Gayla Pendleton, a FreeState Electric Cooperative member. We had a good laugh about the 45 eggs in the ingredient list for Deviled Egg Potatoes on Page 24. It should have been 4 to 5 eggs.
We apologize for the error and appreciate hearing from our readers and Facebook followers who caught the flub.