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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 – The Best Land Under Heaven

(other installments of this series here) Tuesday, the final full day of my journey with Michael Wallis.  We got off to an early start since we had a drive to Illinois first thing.  Before we even left St Louis, though, … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – Columbia to St Louis

(previous installments of this series here) Friday morning, we slept in.  Of course, sleeping in for me (and Michael as well) meant waking up around 8:00 instead of 7:00.  I took my time getting ready, puttering around my hotel room … Continue reading

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On the Road with Michael – KC to Columbia

(other installments of this series here) When I set out to take this trip, I knew I would be updating my blog as we went.  I didn’t expect to update it every day — but, as I should have known, … 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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Bikes and Books

On May 31st, my friend Nick came to town.  He wasn’t coming through to geek out over neon signs like he did last time he entered Tulsa City Limits; he was part of a group of people experiencing Route 66 from a bicycle … Continue reading

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