Archive for April 2012
I just returned from a very interesting few days in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the joint meeting of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) and the National Council on Public Historians.(NCPH) Lest you think these are dusty, doddering organizations that focus on musty history let me assure you they are not. They seem like vibrant organizations dedicated to disseminating history in many forms.
One of the seminars I attended focused on history blogging and podcasting. Clearly, I’ve been pretty bad in keeping up this blog. There are times I’m just not sure what to say. “Tales of the Road” has been on hiatus. We literally parked the old ’46 Caddy and took a needed rest.
After hearing about the benefits of blogging and connecting with people I’ve decided it is indeed a good thing to go back to the keyboard and ultimately go back on the road.
I got excited about history at that conference and since it was Milwaukee, home to the Harley Davidson motorcycle, I took a little tour of the Harley museum. I’ve never ridden a motorcycle in my life but will have to do so. I’ve heard from so many “Tales” fans that they’ve taken the book with them as they drive the highway on their motorcycles and enjoy seeing those little bits of hidden highway history.
Likely not as there was no Highway 61. There wasn’t even really a Highway One. (the precursor) Any road would have been like a washboard. Can you imagine bumping along on a motorcycle like this one?
At any rate, I just wanted to get back in the saddle (or in the case of “Tales” behind the wheel) and take you along on what promises to be another adventure. “Tales of the Road-#2″ I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too!