Women’s rights, emotional subjects in the Victorian nineteenth century, sparked lively discussions at Nook Farm

Women’s rights and racism are hot tops of discussion and controversy today. But women’s rights (along with the abolitionist movement) were controversial and emotional subjects in the Victorian nineteenth century as well and sparked lively discussions at Nook Farm, an exclusive enclave in Hartford, Connecticut, where some of America’s foremost liberal thinkers gathered to confront these…

You can’t do Deming in a day

Crossing the desert in an RV today is not quite like the feats of Lawrence of Arabia, and it is certainly more comfortable than wandering the burning sands in search of new places to visit riding a camel. On a return trip to Southern Arizona from El Paso, we crossed the foot of New Mexico…

Pioche, Nevada: A taste of the Old West

Gunslingers, mayhem, rigged court trials, and gun battles between mine owners and claim jumpers established Pioche, Nevada as one of the wildest mining camps in the West. Located 400 miles from the nearest law enforcement, Pioche residents determined right from wrong – or rather the powerful over the weak – by the rule of the…