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About willmonk

Born and raised in South Jersey. B.A. in political science from the University of Kentucky, member of the Mount Holly Township Board of Education and the Board of Directors of New Jersey School Boards Association.

Custer State Park and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

One of my favorite internet blogs is “A Note from Abroad,” by Tim and Joanne Joseph. They are (apparently) retired and do a lot of traveling, so their blog is much more interesting than mine. This week they shared their … Continue reading

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Homestead National Monument, Nebraska, and Marysville Pony Express Station, Kansas

This is the second posting on the same day, which I do primarily so I will not forget what amounts to Part Two of the story below. I was driving east from Wyoming to New Jersey, and wanted to make … Continue reading

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Medicine Bow, Wyoming, and Cheyenne County, Nebraska

I was on a seventeen day trip through the west, highlighted by visits to Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore, among other places already shown on this blog. But I had to get back to New Jersey and return to my job, … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris

As I write this entry, the afternoon of April 15, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame is on fire. The spire collapsed a few hours ago, the roof is collapsing piece by piece as the fire gets closer to the two towers … Continue reading

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

This post is a hint of my own procrastination, because I wrote the entry for Yellowstone National Park in January, and the trip itself occurred in October, 2017. As one can imagine, I went to Grand Teton at about the … Continue reading

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Central London, England

It seems unfair to stuff a week in London into one post, but most of my time (this past April) was spent at the National Archives, the British Library and a few other research sites, so I only spent a … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

This is a brief entry, inspired by that of three days ago, with the photos of antelope in Wyoming. I live in New Jersey, where a deer is the biggest mammal one can see in an everyday setting, and they … Continue reading

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