The US Represented MUSE-Letter for January 1-January 7, 2017

Habitually Distracted – “There and Back Again” – Gary Walker

Last week, my wife and I took a car trip to Alabama for the holidays. Altogether, it’s thirteen hundred miles, which we split over two days. For anyone who’s counting, that works out to around ten hours per day spent listening to Pandora radio, two hours searching for restrooms, and six hours languishing in an uncomfortable hotel bed.

DeLyn Martineau – “Pioneer Profiles: HAW Tabor”

This week’s article from DeLyn Martineau is a Pioneer Profile on HAW and Baby Doe Tabor. They came from nothing, and died with nothing, but in between, they were the richest couple in the Rocky Mountains. Tabor was the Silver King of Colorado, and Baby Doe’s face is memorialized on a barroom floor.

Jerome Parent – “Dinner Bells, Dinner Bells…”

In the column titled “Dinner Bells, Dinner Bells…,” author Jerome Parent looks at the connections between specific holidays and food. Some people follow cultural and family traditions, while others make their own traditions.