Friday, August 31, 2018
Journeys Into Getting A Sense for A Sense of Place

Getting A Sense for A Sense of Place

It’s late Summer soon to be Fall – time to hit the road and explore. When heading on a journey of exploration in places previously unknown, I especially enjoy the opportunity to try get acquainted with my new surroundings and get a feeling for what makes a place distinctive. For me it all starts with Read Article

Posted by: Admin August 31, 20189:37 pm
Friday, August 31, 2018
Journeys Into A Sense of Where We Are

A Sense of Where We Are

We’ve been at this for a while now – chronicling the offbeat off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten. We have gone from sharing places with you to helping empower individuals, communities and those who support smart (community) narratives – i.e. our Journeys into Hidden America (Canada). The trek has been an uneven one – Read Article

Posted by: Admin 9:34 pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Journeys Into Achieving a societal sense of trust through a shared sense of basic values

Achieving a societal sense of trust through a shared sense of basic values

“Americans are desperate to find some large institution where people seem to get up in the morning and do the job that they were hired to do and do it in the right way.” So opined Retired Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich in a radio interview to John Hockenberry. It is his position that right now those values are Read Article

Posted by: Admin September 27, 20162:14 pm
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Journeys Into An Emotional Map

An Emotional Map

  Once upon a time, before the G.P.S., folks used maps to guide their travels. Among the “full service” provided by service stations was the availability of road maps. Those maps laid out state and primary roads (before the interstates). But they shed little light on what was at a locale or along the way. Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 7, 201611:56 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Journeys Into How to Find A Local Story

How to Find A Local Story

  “….A foreign correspondent is just reporting on the neighbourhood stories where their shoes are. That is where all the best stories always are: where you are standing….” ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin March 19, 201610:13 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Journeys Into “On the Road” or “Main Street” as an Affirmation of Shared Cultural Values and Symbols

“On the Road” or “Main Street” as an Affirmation of Shared Cultural Values and Symbols

It is clear to most that the advent of television in the Post World War II years played in important part in helping to define who we were an what we were about – purveyors and creators of popular culture. But there were other sources as well There are the places that are actual “All-American” Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 25, 20153:54 am
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Journeys Into Old School, Not Old-Fashioned

Old School, Not Old-Fashioned

“Helping You Be Contemporary in Traditional Way” is a tagline we have developed to describe what we do. It took some thought to get there. I had found that some had thought of our “Journeys Into” explorations of the offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten” as just another look at nostalgia (A sentimental Read Article

Posted by: Admin June 17, 20151:31 am
Monday, May 18, 2015
Journeys Into Culture and Heritage as a Major Travel Motive

Culture and Heritage as a Major Travel Motive

The study is no longer new (2013) but the principle is still an important that either guides or should.A survey at the time by the Tourism Marketing Council (TMC) showed that about 60 percent of U.S. travelers say they are likely to take a cultural/heritage trip – up from 51 percent in 2009.The survey confirms Read Article

Posted by: Admin May 18, 20155:11 pm
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Journeys Into The Local Hospital as Employer and Savior of Middle Class Rural Life

The Local Hospital as Employer and Savior of Middle Class Rural Life

Here’s another story about a once factory-driven community trying to hold on until it can re-invent itself. In this case it is the local hospital that is providing stability – as an employer and as provider of social fabric to a place that otherwise could easily have lost its bearings. Once home to vibrant downtowns, Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 30, 20156:11 pm