Yearly Archives: 2008
Merry floating Christmas (Melinda Penkava photo)
Traveling the Texas High Plains by wagon this holiday season, I think back to Christmas on the high seas. Click here for the nautical nativity scene….
The Lone Star view from 500 feet
East High Lonesome Lane
North of Conlen, Texas
On a 2000 mile wagon voyage across America, 500 feet can make all the difference – especially if they’re straight up. To get a view, and listen to the story, just click here….
Sounds like a well
Curious for an earful of the underground sea mule Polly and I are traversing? Then click here to listen to Duane Ackley’s well…
Message in a Tumbleweed
To catch a tumbleweed
Sailing around the world on the High Seas, I launched messages in bottles. Out here on the Lost Sea, I’m launching notes in tumbleweeds. Ready to roll? Click here for a tumblin’ tale…
Not the Kansas you had in mind
Kansas Badlands self portrait
Logan County, Kansas
So you thought Kansas was flat, eh? Then click here for an eyefull…
On becoming the Cat Lady
Ever wonder why the Cat Lady smoked. Click here to why, tonight, I’ve lit up….Continue reading
Lost Sea wagon tour.
I confess. I haven’t shown you around the Lost Sea wagon much. Click here and I’ll give you the tour just as though you’d knocked on the front door…Continue reading
Alone on the Range
Alone on the range
Logan County, Kansas
Life in a country emptier than frontier days? Welcome to 21st Century western Kansas. Click here to listen to Barbara Shelton explain…
Welcome to Colorful Colorado!
Welcome to Colorful Colorado
Outside Towner, Colorada
Yes!!! After 10 months, 6 states and 1200 miles on the road, mule Polly and I crossed into Colorado. That’s enough to make a man dance a jig on his mule wagon. Now another oral story straight from the mule wagon…
Nicodemus Part 2: Name without prejudice
East of Nicodemus, Kansas
How did the Kansas weather affect race relations in the post-Jim Crow community of Nicodemus, Kansas? And just how did that town get its name? Click here for the oral story straight from the mule wagon…