Road Trip Through History

Escalante’s Dream, or The Spanish Lewis and Clark

In 2011, I became a reviewer for Shelf Awareness for Readers: an on-line bookish newsletter that comes out on Tuesdays and Fridays.(1) It was a wonderful experience. I reviewed Big Fat History Books, quirky little reference books, and an occasional cookbook. (2) In April, 2017, I resigned. It just about broke my heart, but I…

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Road Trip Through History: The Point Betsie Lighthouse Museum

I should begin by pointing out that I do not come from lighthouse country. I knew very little about lighthouses or life saving stations prior to going to the Port Betsie Lighthouse Museum in Frankfort, Michigan. (1) Those of you who are more lighthouse savvy than I am might not learn as much as I…

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Road Trip Through History: WWII Glider and Military Museum

Recently My Own True Love and I turned one of my speaking gigs(1) into a road trip around Lake Michigan.  First history stop on the itinerary? The WWII Glider and Military Museum in Iron Mountain, Michigan. Compromise is the essence of any road trip. As a result, I’ve visited a lot of small aviation museums…

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