Category: Missouri 2008

Hannibal, Missouri to Bloomington, Indiana bicycle trip 2008

Hannibal Missouri to Bloomington Indiana bicycle trip 2008

Shelly and I drove to Hannibal, Missouri to visit Mark Twain’s early home and do the sites. I had my bicycle strapped to the luggage rack on top. Mark Twain has always been one of my favorite authors. Ernest Hemingway said that American literature began with Mark Twain. Throw in Edgar Allen Poe, and I agree.

On the way we drove along the Mississippi and saw the flood damage. Many of the roads and bridges were still out. We saw many homes built 10 feet above flood stage that were thoroughly destroyed. They called the 1993 floods a ‘once-in-500-year’ event. Some people were calling the 2008 floods ‘another once-in-500-year’ event. Looks like they have now used up a 1000 years. But maybe they should consider recalibrating their 500 year events. Read More…

The Wild Years

Dwight Worker The Wild Years A series of autobiographical stories about Dwight Worker’s life, running from the law…before Lecumberri. THE WILD YEARS is available in paperback and ebook.

Escape from Lecumberri

Dwight Worker Escape from Lecumberri Only two people ever escaped from the infamous Lecumberri Prison in Mexico City: Pancho Villa and Dwight Worker. This is the true story of Dwight Worker’s amazing escape. ESCAPE FROM LECUMBERRI is available in paperback or Kindle.

About the Author

Dwight Worker is an American professor, activist, adventurer, and fugitive. He escaped from the Mexican penitentiary Palacio de Lecumberri in 1975 along with the book and movie Escape about the story

Throughout his life he participated in civil rights, anti-war, and environmental movements. In 1991, Dwight volunteered to serve in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Worker is a former professor at Indiana University, where he created the Information Security program for the Kelley School of Business before retiring in 2008 to farm, write, and travel.….READ MORE