Midwestern US

A Heartfelt Visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in Iowa
A Heartfelt Visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in Iowa

A Heartfelt Visit to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum in Iowa

Herbert Hoover is the only U.S. president, so far, to hail from Iowa. Beloved in Europe, especially Belgium, Hoover was not necessarily a popular president during his time in the Oval Office. He lost his second election in a landslide.…

Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The Jackie Robinson movie “42” is my kind of movie. It’s about baseball and history, which I love. And it’s a real story with real people and real drama that crappy reality TV will never in a million years give…

Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois
Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois

Rub Abraham Lincoln’s Nose in Springfield Illinois

Abraham Lincoln is buried in the state capitol of Springfield, Illinois at the Oak Ridge Cemetery. Because of Lincoln’s tomb here, it is the second most visited cemetery in the United States, just behind Arlington. I was born and raised…

The Frozen Custard Capital of the World – Milwaukee Wisconsin
The Frozen Custard Capital of the World – Milwaukee Wisconsin

The Frozen Custard Capital of the World – Milwaukee Wisconsin

When you think of Milwaukee Wisconsin, most people think of beer. It’s the home of great old names like Pabst, Schlitz and Hamm’s. These, along with Miller and Blatz, all date to the mid-1800s and have employed generations of Milwaukeeans.…