Monthly Archives: November 2008

We Gather Together…

Well, it’s Thanksgiving. As every red-blooded American ought, I salute the bounty of the harvest and take fork in hand. Of course, the bounty is from someone else’s harvest: I’m a supermarket guy, myself. This year’s art is from the… Continue reading


Retrieving Ormsby

I awoke this morning in beautiful Borrego Springs  to my normal routine of walking the boys, having breakfast, and preparing for the days videoing and site-seeing. First I consult my notebook to see which cities and sites are on the… Continue reading


The Mummy, the Tart, and the Mystery Station

Well, it was a long ride last night from Phoenix to Yuma, but I was happy to be back on the road. We reached Yuma late in the evening and after consulting the Woodall’s Campground Directory  found a place to… Continue reading

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Towers of Gold

Guided by History is pleased to offer this guest post by Frances Dinkelspiel. Frances is a journalist and the author of new book — released today! — called Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California…. Continue reading

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A Genuine Plug for Premier Transmissions

After not sleeping especially well, worrying about making it to the grand opening event in Yuma  today, I awoke early. First on the agenda was coffee. Next I put in a call to Bill over at Premier Transmissions  for an… Continue reading

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Trading the RV for a Spring Wagon

Although I had to be up early, it was nice that Eddie let me sleep as long as I could. Seems he knew the RV was in the shop and decided not to even check on it this morning. We… Continue reading

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Lock In Your Vote

We have a Diebold safe here in the Minneapolis Wells Fargo History Museum, that consistently draws the attention of young and old alike. Our fourth graders are especially excited to try to crack the safe for all of the gold… Continue reading