USA Today

I’m just back in Worcestershire from the United States and suffering from jet lag so please take that as an excuse for the slightly surreal description of my latest impressions … Continue Reading →


Looking for America

Greetings from Texas. Here I am after a twenty four hour journey that began at 4am (UK time) yesterday with a taste of the “Hell on the M5” that so … Continue Reading →


Where is Guy Fawkes when we need him?

Until the recent adoption of his distinctive curly moustaches by the Anonymous movement poor old Guido Fawkes was in danger of becoming nothing more than a historical footnote. I can … Continue Reading →


Banishing Boris (home from America)

Since getting back from America a couple of weeks ago I’ve been extremely busy. Lily and Rosie had their first holiday with us in Worcestershire, the building work in Thanet … Continue Reading →


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 →


The Spirit of Detroit

Originally my plan had been to stay on the bus as it rode the Interstate 94 and arrive at the Detroit terminal shortly after midnight. I perhaps naively thought that … Continue Reading →