Return to Chicago (a tale of rare hospitality)

My friends took me to the bus stop to catch the 11pm overnighter from Houghton to Chicago but we were all a little concerned when the heavens opened and let … Continue Reading →


Calumet, the Small Town with a Big Heart

I’ve been walking my feet off and meeting so many friendly people in the mining town of Calumet. I have so many more stories to tell but I’m unlikely to … Continue Reading →


The Copper Country of the Keweenaw Peninsula

Here I am collecting agates on the shores of Lake Superior at sunset. I’ll tell you all about it when I can catch up with all the wonderful stories.


The Snowshoe Priest and the Ojibwe people

Today, the Native American people of the Keweenaw Peninsula are known as the Ojibwe but my first attempts to pin down a clear, definable local culture met with complete confusion. … Continue Reading →


The Upper Peninsula of Michigan

My rockhunting friends Jim and Bonnie broke their journey from West Virginia to pick me up for the next leg of my trip: North to the Upper Peninsula and the … Continue Reading →