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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries from June 2009

#7. A quick visit to the Studebaker

June 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’m not a big fan of museums. I get overdosed pretty quickly on displayed stuff: historic artifacts, art, sculpture, insects, natural history whatever, it doesn’t matter. I love the idea and the mission of such places, but after an hour or so, I’m usually sated on inspiration and information and I’m looking for a way […]

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Tags: Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

#8. My hotel room

June 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Yes, my room was a highlight of the Conference experience.  Weeks ago, conference co-director Jan Schupert-Arick told me that she’d get me a good corner room in the Holiday Inn that served as the main hotel for this gathering.  I thought:  OK.   Whatever. But when I got to this Holiday Inn Downtown South Bend, and […]

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Tags: Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

#9. Dinner with Mr. Peppers at the Char-Bett

June 25th, 2009 · 5 Comments

A bit weary and not looking forward to another 130 miles at the wheel, I slightly dreaded the ride back to South Bend from the Indianapolis Speedway, so I was really happy when Jerry Peppers, the Pillsbury Winthrop lawyer from New York City who’s been working to get some Lincoln Highway signs and an Eastern […]

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Tags: Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

#10. Chasing Tour Busses Down The Dixie Highway

June 23rd, 2009 · 8 Comments

I finally got to South Bend and into my room at the Holiday Inn Downtown about 11:45 Tuesday night.  Before I left Pittsburgh, I had printed a copy of the LHA Conference Brochure off the internet, but it didn’t include times.  So I knew there was a bus tour to Indianapolis the next day, although […]

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Tags: Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

#11. Young Chicken in Van Wert

June 22nd, 2009 · 110 Comments

I know I’ve not yet arrived at the Conference, and here’s yet another pre-conference “highlight.”  So what?  Most true travelers know that the journey is often better and more delicious than the destination. It’s almost 7 o’clock in the evening when I get to downtown Van Wert, Ohio. I was here last year with my […]

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Tags: Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

#12. The Drive From Pittsburgh To South Bend

June 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Since the LHA conference is all about the highway, how you choose to get there is an important part of the fun.  I think everybody wants to drive, but as one woman from Utah told me at lunch in South Bend, “I wanted to drive but my kids wouldn’t let me.  So I thought I’d […]

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Tags: Blog Along The Lincoln Highway

A Dozen Cool Things About the 2009 Lincoln Highway Conference in South Bend, Indiana:

June 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This past week, instead of sitting in the editing room at WQED, I got to go to South Bend, Indiana, for the 2009 Lincoln Highway Conference. This annual gathering of history-and-roadway-loving people from across the country is always held in a town along one or another of the various routes of the Lincoln Highway.  (There […]

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Eating the Evening

June 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Yes, the annual food festival that we call “WQED presents PITTSBURGH Magazine’s BEST RESTAURANTS PARTY” was held at the Convention Center this past Monday night, and for anyone who enjoys eating, it’s always an adventure, an experiment and a chance to taste things you might not otherwise order off a menu.   I see from the […]

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