Author

Linda Ditch

Linda Ditch

Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. The focus of her work is primarily food, travel, education, home improvement, natural health, and pet care topics. Her articles have appeared in the Topeka Capital-Journal, Concord Monitor (New Hampshire), Boston Globe and Dallas Morning News, as well as KANSAS!, Topeka Lifestyle, Topeka, Shawnee, and CatFancy Magazines. She also created The Iconic Dishes of Kansas and Topeka City Guide for the Food Network’s website. Before entering the freelance world, she was senior editor at Taste for Life magazine.

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For landmark eatery in Topeka’s Little Russia, ‘Russia’ is in name only these days

By: - March 5, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. Porubsky’s Deli and Tavern was busy Thursday morning. Customers popped into this grocery store-deli-restaurant-tavern to pick […]

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For this Kansas writer, what’s happening in Ukraine is personal

By: - February 25, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. For the past week, Facebook’s memory feature reminded me about a significant family event taking place […]

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For this new year, follow my example and say ‘no’ to diet culture

By: - January 26, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. It’s late January. The time where, traditionally, most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions. […]

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A piece of advice for voters today: Trust your election worker

By: - November 2, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. Election Day for a poll worker starts early. My alarm sounds at dark o’clock, when most […]

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Feeling singled out, female students protest high school’s dress code

By: - September 21, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. School dress codes have often been lightning rods for student discontent. But are they sexist?  A […]

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COVID-19 shines unexpected spotlight on Kansas school board members

By: - September 2, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Linda Ditch has been a freelance writer for two decades. No one becomes a local school board member for fame and fortune. In fact, it’s an […]