When you clicked on url for American Newsreel you ended up here. That’s not a mistake. I’ve decided to shut down Newreel and merge it with Blue Ridge Muse, completing a cycle that started when I combined two other blogs with the Muse.

American Newsreel has served its purpose but it’s time to concentrate on my first loves — photography and writing about life in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia.

Welcome to the Muse. We hope you enjoy the stay.