Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Local History, My Travel, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

Book Brainstorming

Hello friends and happy fall! I can't believe we are on the cusp of a new season. Where did all of the time go? It was a very busy summer for me between writing projects, musical gigs and traveling... and I'm still behind in everything I wanted to accomplish! I've also been lax in blogging,… Continue reading Book Brainstorming

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American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, My Writing, Pennsylvania History

What I’ve been up to…

Greetings friends! I can't believe it's May already and we are a third of the way through 2014. Where has the time gone?! I've managed to stay quite busy over the last few months, once I thawed out from this monstrous winter.  Still, I have many more projects planned and even more ideas swirling around… Continue reading What I’ve been up to…

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Lincoln Highway Gumshoes: To Bedford and Back

For my birthday I decided that wanted to take a road trip that somehow incorporated the Lincoln Highway.  I’ve really enjoyed learning more about the country’s first transcontinental highway throughout its centennial year.  After all, it passes right through the town of Ligonier, where I’ve spent a lot of time and where most of my… Continue reading Lincoln Highway Gumshoes: To Bedford and Back

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline: Leg #3 –Stoystown Back to Greensburg

I’m gearing up for an upcoming trip back along the Lincoln Highway to Bedford, Pennsylvania, but before I do that, I should get us back to home base first… After American Songline’s Cece Otto and I reached our final destination in Stoystown, Pennsylvania during our mini road trip this past spring, we turned around and… Continue reading Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline: Leg #3 –Stoystown Back to Greensburg

Libraries/Museums/Archives, My Travel, Pop Culture, Popular Music

R&R at the R’n’R Hall of Fame

I've had quite a busy year so far, between working on my book, running back and forth between Pittsburgh for my day job and Ligonier for my night gig, and trying to get back on track with other long term writing projects and a community band.  So a weekend getaway was desperately needed!  We recently… Continue reading R&R at the R’n’R Hall of Fame

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline: Leg #2 –Ligonier to Stoystown

I’ve been meaning to check back in with Cece Otto, who is currently singing her way west during her American Songline concert tour, en route to the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway in San Francisco.  She recently participated in the road’s big centennial celebration in Kearney, Nebraska, but I’m going to pick up where… Continue reading Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline: Leg #2 –Ligonier to Stoystown

American History, Ligonier Valley Vignettes, Lincoln Highway, Local History, My Travel, Pennsylvania History

Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline – Leg #1: Greensburg to Ligonier

I have Lincoln Highway fever! After I caught American Songline songstress Cece Otto’s performance at the Ligonier town hall last Thursday night, we decided to meet up over the weekend and do some sightseeing along the Lincoln Highway since she was spending the next week in the greater Pittsburgh area.  We spent a beautiful Saturday… Continue reading Along the Lincoln Highway with American Songline – Leg #1: Greensburg to Ligonier