Arts & Culture

The Beautiful Peabody Opera House

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Last night I traveled to the beautiful Peabody Opera House to see Jackson Brown with a friend and family.  The acoustics and Brown’s voice was lovely, but I admit to being distracted.  Not by a person sitting beside me, not by talking, phones or anything off putting, my distraction was from the beauty of this […]

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A marking reminding us of what went before - the Potawatomi Trail of Death - a march from Indiana to Kansas

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Roadside historical markers reveal much about what happened in the past.  We see these signs and drive on by oblivious to the events that unfolded on the very ground we trod. On a recent glorious trip to view the Fall Colors on the Pike Color Drive, we pulled over for one of these markers and […]

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A great read, Edisto Jinx, for a great ride!

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Besides looking at the window at the scenery, when traveling, I love to read and immerse myself into a good book.  When C. Hope Clark was offering chances for writers and readers to review her latest book, Edisto Jinx, I jumped and was honored to get the opportunity to review it. The island backdrop took […]

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Mastodon Historic Site a human discovery

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Mastadon State Historic Site was one of the places I missed when I visited Kimmswick Missouri the last few times. With an upcoming article for Missouri Magazine, I thought I would round out the story with the history of the area and today my friend Janna Seiz and I hit the road and headed south. […]

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How could I resist a stop at the memorial of Robert E. Hughes touted as the World’s Largest Man?  We were on the Pike County Fall Color drive and this memorial was in the small town of Fishhook, Illinois which was deemed “The End of the Line”. I am not quite sure if that was […]

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