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Storyteller Series: The Matriarch of Vega
If you’ve followed my nomadic journey for long, you’ve heard of Vega, Texas. Situated about thirty-five miles west of Amarillo, Vega is a small town of less than a thousand souls. Until
Storyteller Series: Ghost Town Adventures!
What is it about ghost towns that captures our interest and curiosity? Maybe there were famous people who once lived there, or perhaps there was a significant historical event that took place
Storyteller Series: A Messenger From Brazil
July 24, 2019. Nearly two months into my new life as a nomad writer. I left my home state of Kentucky on June 1, traveled through Tennessee, Arkansas, Kansas, Texas, and by mid summer I was in
Storyteller Series: A Stranger in a Colorado Mining Town
By the time I arrived in Creede, Colorado in July of 2019, I’d already driven more than 10k miles on my nomadic journey. Finally, I was at a fork in the road—no, seriously. A literal fork.
Storyteller Series: The Santa Fe Scooby-Doo
There’s still so much of the United States I haven’t seen, but I’m grateful for the states I’ve visited. One of my favorite places has to be Santa Fe, New Mexico. On my first visit there I
Storyteller Series: The Sopapilla Man
Back in 2019, I passed through the Texas Panhandle twice. The first time I was on my way to Colorado, where I staid in a Rocky Mountain cabin for two months. The second time I was on my way back and