No Night at the MET for Me, Thanks!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series New York City

Literary Inspiration: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Destination: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York Long before the Night at the Museum films there were…


Comparing Michael Chabon’s Sitka, Alaska to Reality

“This is not Sitka! How am I supposed to blog about you??” This is my second attempt at reading Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and the second attempt is going about as well as the first so far.


Reading Around Juneau: Welcome to my corner of the world!

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Reading Around Juneau

Each summer thousands visit my hometown, streaming into town off huge cruise ships that arrive in our channel. These visitors overwhelm our “historic” downtown, crowding the shops and asking questions that we locals have a…

Good Eats: Amish Country, Pennsylvania

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Amish Country, Pennsylvania

Amish bakers make the most mouthwatering goods. That’s a fact. If you’ve ever tried Amish baked apple bread, you know what I’m talking about. Thus, if you happen to find yourself within visiting distance of…


Amish Country for the Weekend

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Amish Country, Pennsylvania

While in the Pennsylvania vicinity, I thought my partner-in-adventure and I would spend a nice romantic weekend together in Amish Country. I envisioned buggy riding, eating delectable Amish-cooked food, and a stay in a quaint…

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