Preserving the Past Part 3: Post-Graduation Travels in the USA

The intent of this little series has always been to reflect on my obsession with preserving the past, which I’ve always gone about in the same basic way: externalizing the memory in a physical form of some kind. Usually it’s something creative and crafty, but sometimes it’s just a simple keepsake from the period I want to preserve. These objects become more than just themselves…

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Michael J. Vowles

Freelance writer, occasional traveler, full-time ice cream taster. I run a blog at where I ramble with enthusiasm.