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.

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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 →