The 2018 Not Now Silly Road Trip

As longtime readers know, several times a year we take the mobile Not Now Silly Newsroom into the field, where we meet some of our … err … longtime readers. These road trips began several years ago under the rubric of Sunrise To Canton Road Trip for Research, with the destination being Canton Township, Michigan … Continue reading The 2018 Not Now Silly Road Trip

The 4th Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research

Hey kidz. The Not Now Silly Newsroom is on the move again and will be (almost) live-blogging the entire experience as I go. Just like the last 3 times. This trip to Canton Township, Michigan, will be by way of Morgantown, West Virginia, to reacquaint myself with the roots of Don Knotts; Toronto, where I … Continue reading The 4th Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research

Announcing A Road Trip To Canada

Fans of my research road trips have a brand new reason to celebrate. The fun’s not over just yet. The next marathon road trip is called The Sunrise To Hamilton Road Trip for Nuptials.  A dear friend in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is getting married and I will be standing up for him, tuxedo and all. … Continue reading Announcing A Road Trip To Canada

Road Trips, Writer’s Block, and the Uncommon Cold ► Unpacking The Writer

So many things I can waste my time on when I should be writing If you’ve only been following along at the Not Now Silly Newsroom, there’s not been a lot to follow since I began the 3rd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research. Apologies. While I had great plans for updates all … Continue reading Road Trips, Writer’s Block, and the Uncommon Cold ► Unpacking The Writer

Sunrise to Canton Road Trip Report #1

A road trip of 3,000 miles starts with the first coffee at my local. Apologies to the regular readers of the Not Now Silly Newsroom for no updates. It’s been a hectic trip so far. I left on the 3rd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research 8 days ago and I’ve not checked … Continue reading Sunrise to Canton Road Trip Report #1

Announcing the 3rd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research!

Yes folks, it’s that time of year again, and YOU’RE ALL INVITED!!! * Every summer, for the last 2, I’ve taken a 2 week road trip to Canton Township, Michigan and back. Ostensibly, I am headed to a huge family reunion, but I use this road trip for several purposes: It provides me with an … Continue reading Announcing the 3rd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research!

Unpacking the Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research

Panorama of the 8 Mile Wall, behind the houses on Birwood in Dcetroit, Michigan The 2nd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research was full of surprises. Surprises are the delight of a loosely planned 3,000 mile drive. All told I figure I drove some 65 hours, with a week in the Canton Township, … Continue reading Unpacking the Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research

Packing for the Road Trip ► Unpacking The Writer

I’m writing and posting this month’s Unpacking The Writer a little early to get it posted before I leave on Monday for the 2nd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip for Research. For the uninitiated, Unpacking The Writer is the monthly series in which I give my readers a look inside the mind of a … Continue reading Packing for the Road Trip ► Unpacking The Writer

The 2nd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip For Research

NOW UPDATED!!! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! SECOND YEAR RUNNING!! MORE THAN 3,000 MILES OF HARD ROAD!!! WORSE FOOD!!!! SIGN UP EARLY!!!!!! DON’T MISS OUT!!!!! MORE EXCLAMATION POINTS THAN LAST YEAR!!!!!!! Last year’s Sunrise to Canton Road Trip For Research was such a rousing success, that I am doing it all over again in 2014. However, … Continue reading The 2nd Annual Sunrise to Canton Road Trip For Research