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Elvis Re-Imagined and Re-Commercialized

A New World.  Elvisland! On our way to a Blues Harmonica Conference in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Tom decided to camp at Sam’s Town Casino in Tunica because it was in between Memphis and Helena, Arkansas.  We were surprised at the quality … Continue reading

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Make Your Dreams Come True. Head for Alaska!

Alaska.  More Than An Adventure is Published! Think about placing Alaska in your bucket list.  It is one of the most astonishingly beautiful places on earth.  It is a place where the air is crisp and clean.  It is a … Continue reading

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Florida in February and Skipping the Missouri Winter Blues

Where are the palms?  Where is the sun?  Where are the ocean breezes in Missouri? (Beware, there are lots of photos below!) Did you know that Juan Ponce de Le’on landed at Melbourne Shores? And he wasn’t looking for the … Continue reading

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We Need To Sing Truth!

 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference (FAI) “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?” Capturing our experiences at the FAI is almost impossible. I kept thinking about the quote above from the Sound of Music. The music was all … Continue reading

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Love in the KC Music Community. From Tom’s Dashboard!

Everette DeVan is a Kansas City Star! Since resigning from full time employment, Marla and I have focused a portion of our energies on music. Marla has been studying piano and I have been practicing guitar and, now, harmonica. In … Continue reading

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“Alaska More Than An Adventure” to be Published in the Spring

Sneak Peak! Below is a sneak peak of the book before it is published! The book will be titled, “Alaska More Than An Adventure.”  It’s goal is to function as a beginner’s guide to RVing and Cruising in Alaska — … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Katrina, Jefferson Davis, and the Beach

Two Hurricanes and the Angry Gods. It is ironical. We should have been enjoying Buck Island at Tamarind Reef Resort on St. Croix, USVI. Hurricane Maria thought otherwise and plowed down everything it could on the island. In December, only … Continue reading

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Mississippi Blues Pilgrimage

Mississippi Blues Don’t Make You Blue! Who da’ thought that tooling down to the Mississippi coast would be such a learning experience! Arkansas Our first stop on our way to Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, Mississippi was Dardanelle State Park … Continue reading

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Camping Along the Danube on a Viking Longship!

Tom called the Captain the “Warden” and our Cabin “The Cell!” The sun and warm breezes followed us as we crossed Eastern Europe. Today it is drizzling while we float through the Iron Gate (locks) area with archaeological evidence of … Continue reading

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The Sins of the Brothers, Sons, Uncles, Cousins, and Fathers

Paddling  Through Eastern Europe.  Where am I? Where am I?  Kalocsa or Puszta, Hungary?  Where am I? Osijek or Vukovar, Croatia?  Where am I? Vidin or Belograde, Serbia?  Where am I? Russe, Bulgaria or Bucharest, Romania? Budapest is a vibrant … Continue reading

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