After more than two decades as a lawyer, Walter Stahr started writing books about American leaders. His biographies of John Jay, William Henry Seward and Edwin Stanton have earned praise and awards, and he is now at work on Salmon Chase, antislavery activist, treasury secretary and chief justice.
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Masami and I have just returned from a wonderful week-long vacation in the San Juan Islands. The purpose of this blog post is to argue that people should take vacations, even during the pandemic, perhaps especially during the pandemic. First, however, I need to explain about a Backroads vacation, why we love Backroads so much.…