Monthly Archives: June 2013

Last Whistlestop on the Campaign Trail

Pittsburgh, Pa., Sunday, June 29, 2013, 10:02 p.m. I had fun today. Tidioute is a charming little town hard by the Allegheny River, too small for my atlas but big enough to have a nice clientele filing in and out … Continue reading

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Raining on the Road

Warren, Pa., Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:18 a.m. In a few hours, I will be playing music in Tidioute, Pa., at a place called the Hummingbird Café. The fact that Tidioute – the lady at the front desk of the … Continue reading

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Rain at a Sad, Sacred Place

State College, Pa., Friday, June 28, 2013, 6:34 a.m. What rain. It washed me out and pinned me down. Now it’s just drizzling outside. Today looks manageable. The streets aren’t even flooded anymore. The chance is 40 percent now. That’s … Continue reading

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More of Life on the Road’s Greatest Hits

Somerset, Pa., Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7:54 a.m. The road is finally getting old, and I’m starting to feel the call of home, though I’ve several more days between here and there. It’s been enjoyable and relaxing, touring the countryside … Continue reading

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Wandering Through the Keystone State

Langhorne, Pa., Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7:48 a.m. Things are going well out on the road, where I will continue to traverse the Keystone State today, headed west to Harrisburg and beyond. Yesterday I spent a couple hours touring Valley … Continue reading

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Out Among the Real People

New Hope, Pa., Monday, June 24, 2013, 8:23 p.m. Today was not without its frustrations. My iPhone and I had a few issues regarding global positioning, and I got sparse results from a lot of driving. I saw the first … Continue reading

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Taking It As It Comes

White Marsh, Md., Sunday, June 23, 2013, 10:18 p.m. I’m tired. I’m about to edit video. The only reason I’m sitting here pecking away at this laptop is I try to blog every day. It’s sort of strange. I’m on … Continue reading

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Maybe It Should’ve Been “a Long Time Forgotten’

Winchester, Va., Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8:36 a.m. When I started out in the journalism business, I thought I could change the world. When it came to an end, I couldn’t even change my insurance. This morning I awakened at … Continue reading

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Virginia Daydreaming

Winchester, Va., Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:10 p.m. I wish I had been on my way back today. I wanted so badly to stop along the road – drive Skyline Drive, see a battlefield, visit the Natural Bridge – but … Continue reading

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The Brave New Swirl

Clinton, S.C., Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:15 p.m. Two decades ago, when I was just getting started writing about NASCAR for a living, I often made the mistake of answering questions honestly. I’m not talking about interactions with my peers. … Continue reading

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