Remembering travel adventures with Mom, with regrets that I didn’t visit her enough

After migrating south from Washington, D.C., in the mid-1960s, my parents started an annual Great American Road Trip ritual. They’d pile their three kids into the station wagon and drive hundreds of miles. They believed that these…


Independent book on Trump coup attempt and January 6 attack published in March still among best-selling books on some Amazon lists

This article was updated on July 27, 2021.

The first fully-sourced, detailed book on how the January 6 Capitol riot occurred continues to crack Amazon Best-Seller lists and contain…


Many are taking a long drive as the coronavirus threat lessens, more get vaccinated, and summer is upon us

We’ve been cooped up a long time, at least longer than usual, during the COVID-19 pandemic. …


In early 2020, Trump revived Operation Chaos, a scheme hatched by Limbaugh in 2008 to subvert the Democratic primaries. When it didn’t work, Trump ratcheted that operation up a few notches, with help from allies.

All hell is going to break loose tomorrow.
Steve Bannon, former Trump White House…


Boogaloo Bois and others join both BLM and pro-Trump actions to further goal of societal collapse

This story was updated on Jan. 15, 2021.

Violence at political protests has long been inflamed by provocateurs, including by those who seek to infiltrate the demonstrations and cause violence to make the cause…


Lists telling us the best places in the United States to live are subjective. But they are still interesting to a point.

Many outfits release lists of the supposed best places to live in the United States. While many officials of top-rated cities tout these studies and use them to…


Potomac Edison gives little reason for shutting down power in Maryland senior community

Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of First Energy Corp., shut off the power of numerous seniors for about three hours on October 18 in Frederick, Maryland, due to basic maintenance.

The power outage was reported by many residents…


None of them blame the January 6 coup attempt on the real culprits, Trump and top aides. Except for one, which was published months before these more heralded books.

The media have many virtues and many faults. We wouldn’t know much about how government, business, society work without them. People…


Researching libraries is easier than bookstores

If you have written a book, you probably want it to get into a bookstore to be sold. But getting it into a library might be more important since it will likely be there much longer, perhaps even for posterity. …


Shenandoah, Pa., and other once-booming areas long in decline need our support

Having lived mostly in crowded metropolises like Washington, D.C., and Dallas-Fort Worth, the main place I received a taste of small-town life was the regular family road trips to where Mom, her parents, and other relatives grew up…

Kevin Shay

Written for 45+ newspapers/mags. Written some books — see https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-J.-Shay/e/B004BCQRTG. Visited 48 states, 30+ countries.

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