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Immerse yourself in history (but not the water) at Roman Baths of Bath, England.

One of the main attractions, if not THE main attraction, in Bath, England is the 2,000-year-old site of the Roman Baths.  It’s here that you can roam ancient ruins, soak up the culture of  685 more words


Where Did You Come From?

For me, a fast answer could be “Chicago.” A better truth requires the love story of my parents —  and the love story of each of their parents, and the love story …. 959 more words


Abhorring Information Banning

A recent round of reading has left me ready to revive the seventeenth-century British political party known as “the Abhorrers,” though under a different banner. In Edward Shelton’s 1861 political handbook, “The Historical Fingerpost,” he defines the “Abhorrers and Petitioners – Two great parties in opposition in the time of Charles the Second. 661 more words

Lit Tuesday: A Walk in the Woods

There was a legitimate reason that I skipped out last week. Miles’s maternal grandmother passed away. It wasn’t anything unexpected as she had Alzheimer’s but, even when you see it coming, it’s unexpected. 753 more words

Lit Tuesday

Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #553 - April 18, 2017

To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted. 57 more words

Trail Quote

Quote of the day, April 15

Bill Bryson, on history

“All the things that are part of your heritage make you British—that makes this country what it is. It’s part of your history. 9 more words