Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Journeys Into Unusual US polling places include beauty salons, laundromats

Unusual US polling places include beauty salons, laundromats

Americans typically vote in schools and government buildings, but not everyone. The US Election Assistance Commission suggests that a polling place “should be located close to major traffic arteries for easy access.” There’s nothing in the guidelines to stop election officials from picking restaurants, garages, or laundromats, and sometimes that’s exactly where voting takes place Read Article

Posted by: Admin November 8, 20163:07 pm
Monday, October 24, 2016
Journeys Into Frustrated by the Election ? Let’s eat…

Frustrated by the Election ? Let’s eat…

I  tend to eat too much out of frustration. My wife continues to call me out on it, and I keep promising to be better. But watching the news, and the challenges of balancing a home budget and the kids….Well, you know. Anyway, it is interesting that in a time long before Twinkies and other Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 24, 20161:32 pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Uniquely Named S.C. Towns

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Uniquely Named S.C. Towns

The candidates are criss-crossing South Carolina in anticipation of that state’s primary. There have been debates and multiple stops in Charleston and Greenville. Columbia is a popular destination as well. But the Palmetto State is full of uniquely named locations. This fact was brought home to me as I read an article that spoke of Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 20, 20161:11 pm
Friday, February 19, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor

Soon all the votes will have been counted. The winners will raise a toast, those defeated will cry in their beer.  And the, it’s on to South Carolina and beyond. Win or lose, though, they might all consider paying a visit to a most unique place for their post-election analysis. The Genoa Bar and Saloon Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 19, 20166:15 pm
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: A New Hampshire Food

Beyond the Campaign Trail: A New Hampshire Food

Seafood, Maple syrup products, and cheese are items from New Hampshire. But let’s be honest, don’t you think of neighboring states as well when referring to these products ? How about Steak Bombs ? Steak Bombs may be found throughout New England, but they are said to have been invented in New Hampshire.  They are Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 7, 20165:33 pm
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
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 January 21, 201612:16 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
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