The Frozen Confederacy

Day Five. Monday Jan. 1 Vicksburg On our New Year’s Day drive from Memphis to Vicksburg, we looked in vain for a lunch spot. Everything was shuttered for the holiday. Finally at 3 p.m. we found a faded sign for “Simply Southern Café and Grill” in Grenada, MS. It was a...

So much to share, so little time

When you’re driving across the country, dodging trucks all day on the Interstate, it’s hard to keep up with the blog. Here is a photo from today, with a promise that we will post great stories in the future about our visits in Mississippi, Louisiana, and...

A Rock N Roll New Years

Monday Jan. 1, 2018 Day Five: New Year’s Eve at Graceland (part two) It turned out that the real New Year’s Eve party was in the lobby, where piano player Rob Haynes was bringing Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles and Elvis back to life. He was banging the keyboard...
And So It Begins

And So It Begins

“You do not take a trip. The trip takes us.”—John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley Thursday Dec. 28, 2017: Day One: The Cold Start: We left Boston on this bright sunny Thursday morning, hoping to say goodbye as quickly as possible to its temperature: only 6 degrees F....
Knowledge is Power: Protecting ourselves from “Fake News”

Knowledge is Power: Protecting ourselves from “Fake News”

—January 2018 What is the truth about journalism? Journalism is always a bit of a mess. People’s memories are usually flawed. Eyewitnesses differ about the same event. The moment a story passes from one person to the next, it changes. This is only human. And then...