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Rainy Days and Wild Nights

The weekend weather was as beautiful as a picture postcard.  High near 80, low in the upper sixties…puffy white clouds, if any at all.  A light breeze came from the ocean and gave everything a slightly salty tang.  Monday morning, … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Home Again

This is the final entry in my series about my time with Michael Wallis on the Midwest leg of his book tour for, “The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny“.  If you’ve missed … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – St Louis II

(other installments of this series here) Sunday was another gloriously slow morning.  I drank coffee & ate the last two donuts from the Donut Drive-In while I looked out my window at the flower bed.  I checked the news, did … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Kansas City

(other installments of this series here) I had set my alarm for 7:00 AM Wednesday morning, but it turned out that I didn’t need it.  I woke shortly after sunrise, eager to start the day.  I ‘enjoyed’ a cup of … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Tulsa to KC

When I went to the Tulsa Historical Society in May to hear author/historian Michael Wallis talk about his new book (“The Best Land Under Heaven:  The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny”) I expected to enjoy the presentation, … Continue reading

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A Buzzing in the Air

Last weekend was the first (hopefully annual) NeonFest in Arcadia, Oklahoma.  Several of my roadie friends decided to put on a small festival dedicated to the iconic roadside signage that has lined the Mother Road for decades.  People were coming … Continue reading

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The Poplar Vote

Friday morning, I woke early.  5:00 AM early, in fact. I had a decision to make.  Should I drive straight home, or should I map a full day of driving? I had a few locations saved that I could detour to see, … Continue reading

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