A Note From Ken: The Midrust Postcard Project
Tumbled within the Midwest and the Rust Belt you’ll find places that are a little bit of both. Places where a short drive will take you from the red brick buildings of downtown to the red-sided barns of generations-old farms. You may think you know these places, but you don’t.
The stories here are not just of fields and factories. The stories here are unexpected. Odd. Imaginative. Engaging.
The stories here are about unique personalities and diverse backgrounds. Businesses founded and loves lost. Unknowable motivations and unforeseen outcomes. Challenges. Passions.
This is The Midrust.
The Midrust is the motivation and context for my novels and short stories. This area has such a story to tell. Yes, much has been written, but so much was never said, and the stories continue to take shape. They will surprise you. The stories here are not what you think.
Come Join Me on An Incredible Journey
The Midrust Postcard project will cover nearly 1,000 miles and over 100 years. The project uses the art and perspective of postcards and their senders. Just a few words say so much about their circumstances, accomplishments, families, and obstacles. In every case, you’ll get of glimpse of both then and now.
You may even see places you’ve been and the spot you call home.
Let’s get started!
One more note: Have a great Midrust history tip? Trying to find a lost place? Have more to add to a story? Send me an email or add a comment on Instagram.
The Midrust is a registered trademark owned by Kenneth J. Weiss.