Route 66 authors

Times Change

Counted among the many lessons that can be learned from history is that times change. Life on Route 66 in 1930 was different from life on Route 66 in 1950. And life on Route 66 in 2022 is dramatically different from life on that storied highway in 1950, 1970 or even...

Tales Of Inspiration & Independent Thinking

An accident as a child left Charles blind, yet he became a prolific inventor best remembered as the creator of cruise control. At age four Mary's family moved deep into the north woods of Minnesota and built a log cabin by hand. She was a musical prodigy that wrote...

Changing The World, One Partnership At A Time

When Beth and Paul of Kingman Main Street first approached me, I was taking sunrise photos for a project at the desert oasis of Beale Springs near Kingman, Arizona. They had an idea for a project that would enhance tourism, and that would transform the community...
Milestones

Milestones

In my humble opinion birthdays are like mileposts. For a brief moment in time they give you pause with reflection on the miles traveled, and then they are in the rear view mirror. In that moment of reflection you give thought to the people met along the way, friends,...

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Adventures With The Beast

It seemed like a good idea at the time. And on occasion it still does. But that depends on the frustration level as I make a valiant attempt to install a stem to turn wiring harness and upgrade the '51 Chevy, AKA The Beast, with turn signals, twelve volt gauges, and...

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From Arizona to Germany on Route 66

From Arizona to Germany on Route 66

My pa was full of million dollar quips that he wove into a rich and colorful tapestry that illustrated how to live life with a proper perspective. But Brad, a weathered old cowhand that I worked with on the Sierra Mesa spread along the Mimbres River in New Mexico, was...

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

My natural talent for telling people where to go was honed many years before Jim Hinckley's America was officially launched. The origins for the multi faceted road trip inspiring that is Jim Hinckley's America can be traced to the first article published in Hemmings...

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The Contest Begins!

The Contest Begins!

My latest book, Here We Are ... On Route 66, released at the end of January is not a travel guide. But I am confident that it will inspire a road trip or two. And I am going to give away an autographed copy to the first person who can solve a Route 66 puzzle. Here is...

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A Burro By Any Other name

A Burro By Any Other name

Walter is the honorary mayor in Oatman, Arizona, a ghost town on Route 66 that is often busier than Time Square on New Years Eve. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting him this past weekend during a book signing at Jackass Junction. I would be remiss if it were not...

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Don’t

Don’t

As an example, with this book I profilied a few select communities to illustrate a point, Route 66 is the link between past, present and future. A few of the reviewers questioned why some towns and cities were included but not others. Well, the simple explanation is that if every town was included the reader would need a truck to get it from the book store to the house, and a reinforced shelf to store the book. 

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