A Galena Holiday

Without a doubt, November would be the most dreary month of the year. Nothing good comes from November. It’s cold, it’s dreary, it’s usually damp (like right now), trees lose their stunning reds and gold and yellows of October and take on the lifeless look they’ll have for several months coming. And the onset of cold begins. 50, then 40, […]

Cahokia: Altered Landscapes

Altered Landscapes Last Fall, Carol and I made our first visit to Cahokia Mounds. This one’s been on my Illinois bucket list for several years now, having heard and read many times about the major significance of this site for the native peoples of the pre-Columbian “Americas”.  Cahokia is one of the few sites in our nation where we can […]