|Photo by Michael Pelzer|
So, I decided to call this blog The Mainstreeter, even though I may wander from time to time into the suburbs and elsewhere.
When I founded Michael J Morris Reports http://michaeljmorrisreports.blogspot.com my plan was to write on all manner and sorts of things as they appealed to me. However, over time, Michael J Morris Reports evolved into stories primarily about Chapleau, so here is my new attempt to share stories with you from my vantage point of being a Mainstreeter, wherever I happen to be.
I will continue Michael J Morris Reports with the focus on Chapleau and other "stuff" but I now have the opportunity to visit other Main Streets, and report from them.
Before we get rolling let me explain PERSIATS + G! which has been a guideline for me all my writing life, and is something I try to use as a guideline, no matter the issue.
Fifty years ago now I took a course in American history from Dr Charles W Paape, and he used the formula to put history into perspective. All elements of it are in every event to a greater or lesser degree.
For example, an election is a political event of course -- but it is also about economics, religion, social life, intellectual life (education), the arts, science and technology, and the "G" is geography - the place where it happens. Metaphorically, it all happens on Main Street in the village where we live.
I have always been indebted to Dr Paape for his formula as I have used it time and time again.
And. yes, before you ask, I really enjoyed Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, and to this day chuckle about some of his characters. I have met some of them on Main Street.
I hope you will join me on Main Street.
Here is a video of downtown Orlando, Florida, shot by my good friend Michael Pelzer of Uneek Luxury Tours.http://uneekluxurytours.com Michael took me on a tour. It is a fascinating place. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org