What’s Next?

On  our second weekend in Roanoke, in the middle of March when the nation closed, we took a drive to Rocky Mount, Virginia. There wasn't much else to do when we weren't working at the condo. I had a long list of sightseeing ideas so we set out to see what we could see during … Continue reading What’s Next?

A Set of Lies Agreed Upon

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~ Pearl S. Buck Last Saturday we set out on an adventure. Our destination was the Poplar Forest where Thomas Jefferson built a vacation retreat and plantation. I knew the house tours were canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, but we could still drive through … Continue reading A Set of Lies Agreed Upon

What’s Cooking at Your House?

We came to Roanoke to work for a friend and escape the long, slow end of winter in Vermont. It's our retirement plan. We know we are never going to really retire but if we can work and travel we're okay with that. For now. Until we get really old. But maybe by then I'll … Continue reading What’s Cooking at Your House?

More From The National Civil Rights Museum

When we left the National Civil Rights Museum my husband and I were deeply moved. He said, "Every American needs to visit this place." And he's right. https://www.instagram.com/p/BiRy4nlF9-u/?taken-by=sheilablanchett https://www.instagram.com/p/BiHzR3Dl7e9/?taken-by=sheilablanchett https://www.instagram.com/p/BiHug-gl86a/?taken-by=sheilablanchett If you enjoy the stories you'll love the books. Under The Same has received wonderful reviews. I am deeply humbled and hope this book can … Continue reading More From The National Civil Rights Museum

A Visit to the National Civil Rights Museum – Part One

I'm sharing Stories From the Road over on my Instagram account and will start sharing them here too. I love using pictures and words to tell a story and it's easier to post a short story over on Instagram, hit the Facebook and Twitter buttons, and get a one stop shop for social media advertising. … Continue reading A Visit to the National Civil Rights Museum – Part One

Notes From A Book Tour: For What’s It’s Worth

My last day on the road I drove Interstate 90 East with the idea of standing on the shore of Lake Erie in early morning light. I could see the Great Lake from the highway so it didn’t seem like much of a detour and I had an early jump on the long drive ahead … Continue reading Notes From A Book Tour: For What’s It’s Worth