I feel as if I’m digging my own canal! The book itself, Panama and Beyond, is sailing toward publication, but I can’t claim it’s steaming ahead.
After a month or more of invisibility, I’m back– While ignoring posting, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, I’ve been: Enjoying our granddaughter’s Seahawks theme wedding. Traveling 2000 miles in too little time–and, for a BIG change, driving only 100 of that, thanks to a daughter who takes I-5 in stride. Helping a daughter and family look for a house. I can’t drive through a town without seeing a house I’d like to buy and restore to its former glory. “Look to…
Captain James Eads–self-educated engineer–designed the Mississippi River Bridge at St. Louis, which is still in use, and the Great Ship Railway which was never built.
Facts of volcano life–they do reproduce!
Tahir Shah explores Casablanca and the hinterlands of Morocco, seeking not only stories and storytellers, but a special salt for use at a friend’s wedding. The salt of the book is the variety of stories and storytellers, all of them vignettes within the story of Moroccan culture told by a master storyteller.
Progress! Time to design a book cover! That’s a job for a professional editor, and she has suggested two designs. We’re closing in on a steamship photo, one that doesn’t cost more than I’ll ever make on the book! One can purchase photos of the necessary clarity and size with the right to use on a blog, or in a book–but when you need one for a book cover, the price triples–or more. But we’re on the way to publication…
William Heat-Moon’s book, “Here, There, Elsewhere” is one delight after another of places unknown and some familiar.
The history of yellow fever in Cuba and Panama is remarkably parallel to the climate change debate of today
I first “met” Chief Crowfoot when we took three grandchildren camping from Idaho into Montana and Canada.
Southern California in bloom!
Photographs and histories of steamships mentioned in family letters have been a major area of research. These are some of the pertinent (or just fascinating) websites I’ve found,