One Chilly Kilbourne in West Virginia

My friend Ersela lives in a part of West Virginia that is currently getting hammered by an especially chilly version of Hurricane Sandy. Thus far, almost two feet of wet snow has fallen on her beautiful Kilbourne. Here in Norfolk (where I live), “Sandy”...

GVT #605: Exceptionally Well Planned!

From 1995-2006, I lived in Southwestern Illinois, specifically Elsah, Alton and later, Godfrey. While I was living in this area, I became enchanted with the topic of Sears Homes, and I spent countless hours of my life driving around Southwestern Illinois, staring at...

Ardara: Contrast to the Commonplace

After my talk in Raleigh (May 19th), a woman named Lydia introduced herself to me (and purchased several of my books!). She said that she had family members living in a fine Sears House in Chapel Hill. That was puzzling, because I had driven through Chapel Hill the...