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People

Along our Journey across America, I’m going to meet the people who live in our great country…the “big shots” and the “little shots.” My story will include their stories. What do they believe? Why? How do their life experiences compare to mine? What are their hopes and dreams? I want to meet a farmer. I want to chat with a lobster fisherman. I want to play checkers in front of the general store, with the old-timer siting there. I’m gonna meet a cowboy…and talk to a country singer at the Grand Ole Opry. What about an assembly line worker making cars in Detroit? A United States Senator? A Secret Service Agent? I want to visit the Pentagon and chat with an Army General. (I think my friend Michael can make this happen!) You get the idea. As I meet these folks along the way I’ll write a little about them, right here. Meeting them is as much of the Great American Adventure as visiting the places where they live. So, here are some of their stories…

“That’s Gravy Designs.”

JUNE 29, 2016 WHO BUILT YOUR WEBSITE, GREG?  People ask me all the time, “How did you  build such a neat website? You didn’t learn how to do it in Law School, did you?” Of course not. Or if I did, it was so long ago that I don’t remember. So after I tell a … Continue reading »

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Another interesting person…

ANOTHER INTERESTING PERSON. I met a guy this morning who’s definitely “a person of interest.”  As those of you who subscribe to my blog already know, I’m as interested in meeting people on our Journey as I am in seeing the sights through our commercial bus size windshield. I wouldn’t trade our visit to the red rocks … Continue reading »

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“Sticky Fingers Fred”

  NEXT IN MY “BOOK-SIGNING SERIES.” This is next in the series about notable clients I’ve  represented during my 34 years-long career as a litigation attorney. These were clients who’s stories I’ve selected to appear in separate chapters of the book I’m writing about “My Life in Court.” When I introduced you to this series recently I … Continue reading »

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Sentimental Journey into the South…

JUNE 7, 2016 A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. You guys know that our friend Jon, who’s lived in the South his entire life, has been taking us around and showing us the sights. And his “tours” are lots better than what Gray Line has to offer. Those bus tours are better than nothing in a pinch, when we … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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The King and His Court…

FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES. This blog was never intended to be strictly a “travelogue.” Remember, this is more than a chronicle of our journey across America. Today’s post is the first in an occasional series about specific chapters in the book I’m writing, “My Life in Court.” You remember, don’t you? I told you a … Continue reading »

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Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola…

Pensacola, Florida. April 18, 2016 A “MUST SEE” ATTRACTION. If your travels ever take you even close to the Florida panhandle, you simply must find time to visit the Naval Aviation Museum, located on base at Pensacola Naval Air Station.  As I’ve told you in the past, lots of museums leave me flat…but not this one! … Continue reading »

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Sunday with Annie and Roger…

March 6, 2016. Pensacola, Florida. MY STORY CONTINUES WITH OUR FRIENDS ANNIE AND ROGER. Before our plans so drastically changed last November, we had arranged to spend this Winter at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama along with our friends Annie and Roger. We met them last winter at Buckhorn Lake Resort in the Texas … Continue reading »

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Sex in the local theater…

AUGUST 9, 2015.  STURBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS GOT YOUR ATTENTION, RIGHT? A hook is the first sentence of a story that pulls readers into it. Grabs their attention. Makes them want to continue reading. Knowing all you guys, I figured I’d get your attention with the title of this post. Actually, “Sex Please, We’re Sixty” is the … Continue reading »

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Newport, Rhode Island…

AUGUST 3, 2015 ABOUT NEWPORT. Newport is a beautiful seaside city that’s famous for its mansions, shopping and scenery. It’s also known for hosting the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. And for many years it was home to the America’s Cup Sailing Yacht Races. Cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks accent an upscale touristy … Continue reading »

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Are you kidding me?

MAY 26, 2015 ARE YOU KIDDING ME? “Hey Julie,” I said to our server at the restaurant after we finished lunch today. “We’re exploring America in our motorhome. We don’t have a washer and dryer aboard and we really need to do laundry before we leave town in the morning. Do you know if there’s … Continue reading »

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“Guess who’s coming to dinner.”

MAY 25, 2015. A VERY SPECIAL INVITATION. “Do you and your wife have plans this evening?” Owen asked me. “Would you like to come to my house for dinner?” Wow, what a nice invitation, I thought. I’d only met Owen Yoder, the young Amish store manager at Schrock’s Heritage Furniture  Store in Berlin about a … Continue reading »

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Ohio’s Amish Country…beautiful and fascinating!

MAY 21, 2015 OHIO’S AMISH COUNTRY. Amish Country is a unique place, located in the rolling hills of east-central Ohio. It’s a three county area, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. We’ve found country roads, well tended family farmsteads, beautiful scenery, a slow, quiet pace and about 40,000 honest, friendly, hard-working … Continue reading »

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Our new friend Bethany…what an inspiration!

HER STORY. Born in rural eastern Tennessee, raped, pregnant and addicted to drugs by the time she was 14 years old, incarcerated a few years later after a conviction for selling drugs, one would have guessed that she’d pretty well run her course…that any kind of meaningful life was beyond her reach. Well, one would … Continue reading »

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Daddy Jim’s Quality Meat Market…

OCTOBER 30, 2014. A GOOD BUTCHER SHOP. It often takes a bit of searching to find a good piece of beef these days. Most markets don’t stock anything even remotely tempting anymore. Perhaps it’s because of the hefty price tag attached to a good steak, I’m not sure, but the meat available at your local … Continue reading »

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Today we met some die-hard Susan Boyle fans!

OCTOBER 21, 2014: “Learn from the past. Set vivid goals for the future and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: Now.” SAN ANTONIO TEXAS. We finally arrived in San Antonio and we’re scheduled to check into our new winter home at Buckman Lake Resort in a few days. … Continue reading »

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Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen, Roswell, New Mexico…

OCTOBER 7, 2014. LOS CERRITOS MEXICAN KITCHEN was our restaurant choice for dinner tonight. I don’t know if  Roswell’s Little Green Men enjoy Mexican food, but if so I bet they come here often. The food was good and the service was outstanding.  The place is casual. It’s clean as a whistle. It has the … Continue reading »

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