Warren Buffett – Local View: A love letter to Nebraska | Columnists
Nebraska is also home to one of the kindest, most dedicated photographs in the world in Joel Sartore, a man, who dedicated the last two decades to his project The Photo Ark. His goal is to capture every single animal species and raise awareness about the ongoing challenges for nature via his work.
“I love where I live. The people are nice, there’s still a huge section of virgin prairie out in the west, in the Nebraska Sandhills, and I’ve finally found a great plumber. I’m not going anywhere,” he told me in an interview, when I asked him why he likes Nebraska.
This may not come as a surprise to some of you, but Nebraska has also some great breweries. Last fall. I spoke with Tom Wilmoth, co-founder of the Zipline Brewing Co. Trust me: Some of their beers are excellent, and Tom is a great guy, who took great care of his employees and customers during these hard times. And when a Czech guy makes a praise for an American beer, it’s one hell of a compliment.
A lot of Nebraskans have at least a drop of Czech blood in their family history. I cannot even count the times I’ve been asked if I’ve ever eaten kolaches or visited Wilber. Speaking of Wilber, in this small town, you find a small, yet dedicated, group of Czechs who tries to keep this valuable cultural heritage going and every single year puts together a Czech festival that goes for four days attracts more than 20,000 people. Also, they have great food and beer.