Friday, January 29, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Images of Iowa “Away from The Caucus”

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Images of Iowa “Away from The Caucus”

Finally, the votes are about to be cast in Iowa. All eyes are turned to see what will actually happen. But not many will look beyond the candidates and the caucus sites. In a great feature, Masuma Ahuja of CNN.com shared with us the work of Cody Weber and Kat Kanan’s website Forgotten Iowa. Ahuja decsribes the Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 29, 20168:16 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Boll Weevils in Alabama Then & Now

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Boll Weevils in Alabama Then & Now

It was not all that long ago that the term boll weevil was part of the American political discourse. The term was one used in the mid- and late-20th century to describe conservative Southern Democrats. Most of the boll weevils eventually retired from politics, or in the case of some switched parties and joined the Republicans Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 23, 20166:55 pm
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Journeys Into Cowboys Poets & Lovers of the American West Converge on Elko, Nevada for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Cowboys Poets & Lovers of the American West Converge on Elko, Nevada for the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

The 32nd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering starts Monday, January 25, and runs through Saturday, January 30, in the high desert town of Elko, Nevada. An international arts and cultural festival that celebrates the American West, the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering brings together an international audience united in their passion for all things Western. At the Read Article

Posted by: Admin 2:07 pm
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Journeys Into The Grand Daddy of Winter Carnivals

The Grand Daddy of Winter Carnivals

  It took a while longer, but winter has finally made a delayed arrival by us. It’s gotten us to more familiar and comfortable seasonal rythyms – when just about this time we get to thinking how folks in various parts celebrate the cold and snow. For example, one of our favorite events is the Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 21, 201612:50 am
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: How  an “Ohio widower painted the town to make it a brighter place”

Beyond the Campaign Trail: How an “Ohio widower painted the town to make it a brighter place”

Jim Cotter wanted to do something for his home town. Jim and his sister started by washing windows of vacant buildings on a street in Glouster, Ohio. What happened next inspired a renaissance of heart, mind, and soul.   Also see this “On the Road” report from Steve Hartman of CBS News.( ) ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin 12:16 am
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: New Hampshire’s In-State Battle for the Midnight Vote

Beyond the Campaign Trail: New Hampshire’s In-State Battle for the Midnight Vote

After Iowa, it’s on to New Hampshire. The candidates have been battling one another there. Less publicized is a battle among communities for the distinction of location that casts America’s first Presidential ballots. Dixville Notch is a famous place name in American Presidential politics. Candidates used to drive to Dixville to win the support of the small Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 20, 201611:04 pm
Monday, January 18, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Richard G. Hendrickson, Who Recorded the Weather for 85 Years, Dies at 103

Passing: Richard G. Hendrickson, Who Recorded the Weather for 85 Years, Dies at 103

The New York Times Obituary section noted the passing of a most unqiue individual. A retired poultry and dairy farmer who died on Jan. 9 at 103, Richard G. Hendrickson was the nation’s longest-serving volunteer weather watcher. Twice a day, every day since he was 17, in brash weather and benign, he gathered the data Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 18, 20162:20 pm
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: More from Iowa

Beyond the Campaign Trail: More from Iowa

We were getting tired of seeing the same stuff (stories) in the same places (where the candidates, their staffs and supporters or would be supporters would be) about the same thing (the Iowa Presidential primary). We most enjoyed the backdrop, the natural sets for these outdoor studio media reports. We liked to see and hear Read Article

Posted by: Admin January 17, 20162:34 pm
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: A (South Carolina) Favorite Son of Sodas

Beyond the Campaign Trail: A (South Carolina) Favorite Son of Sodas

“The first swallow brings on a four-sneeze fit. The second one clears out the sinuses and leaves the tongue and throat throbbing with prickly heat. John T. Edge, a food scholar with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has compared it to ”a slap in the face from Read Article

Posted by: Admin 3:09 am
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail:  A Traditional North Dakota Comfort Food

Beyond the Campaign Trail: A Traditional North Dakota Comfort Food

It’s been a tough stretch in North Dakota recently. Low crude oil prices have created a boon for consumers as the cost to fill up at the pump has plunged. The extra cash in the pockets of millions of motorists is often likened to an unexpected tax cut, which could help stimulate the economy. But Read Article

Posted by: Admin 12:13 am