The Caravan

We are moving into the last days before our political Armageddon or Deliverance, alternate outcomes that will become clear perhaps as soon as the early hours of November 7.  Trump is poking his base with a stick and wooing the undecideds with fear and loathing of an immigrant invasion.  He is not only doing this […]

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Art Imitates Life

The Sunday funnies have been wonderful lately.  The one above recaps Kavanaugh’s second hearing by speculating on juvenile emotions that are not so unlikely.  The tiny selection following is a commentary on our misruled nation, and we mean it as a bugle call to all Americans who know we can do better than we are […]

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State of the Union

We are back in Campbellsville earning the bread to fund next year’s travels. While C’ville is a good town for diesel engine work or to get your trailer’s sofa re-upholstered, it does little to inspire the would-be writer. So I will fall back on the sorry lot that has become our body politic in the […]

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Hot Chicken at Cages Bend

We have not posted a blog in quite a while, being occupied with helping long-time friends clear out one of their dwellings for an imminent sale, and then with getting Kat’s Cradle shined up. You might ask “What mentally competent retiree moves furniture?” And “What kind of fool shines up a 20 year old mobile […]

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Mount Rushmore

Kat and I spent half of Independence Day Eve visiting the Four Presidents carved from a mountainside by Gutzon Borglum and a cast of hundreds. Unlike those working on the Crazy Horse monument who plan to need another century or two to complete that project, Gutzon’s Boyz knocked out Rushmore in only fourteen years. Those […]

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Crazy Horse in the Black Hills

Three generations of Polish Americans have been working together just north of Custer, SD, to blast and chip a mountainside into a monument to the spirit of the American Indian. They have turned this project into a lucrative family business, which incidentally is the American Way, if not the Native American way. In 1939 Chief […]

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Gambling with the Coeur d’Alenes

Five years ago when first we visited Idaho, Coeur d’Alene was a hoped-for destination but one we missed for lack of knowledge on how to find available campgrounds. This time we spent a few days in the area exploring from our base camp at the Coeur d’Alene Casino fifteen miles or so outside of town. […]

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