A New Direction: Mississippi River Fiction

I began writing about the Mississippi Valley in January 2007. Since that time, I’ve worn out a car, hiked up ...

Picture of the Day: Palisades of Illinois

The Palisades between Alton and Grafton, Illinois (photo taken Aug 2013). See more Photos here.

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Keokuk

Keokuk is a fascinating place. Once an important river town and bustling community, Keokuk today is striding the line between obscurity and irrelevance. What happened? History The first European to move into the area was apparently Dr. Samuel C. Muir who built a cabin here in 1820. Muir had been a surgeon in the US […]

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Picture of the Day: Sunset Upriver

Sunset on the Mississippi from the American Queen (photo taken Sept 2013). See more photos here.

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