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We Interrupt This Lewis and Clark Program

We interrupt this Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Program for some official business.

Because I’m all about business.

(Especially the kind Lewis and Clark documented on their expedition……)


Yesterday, my post did not go out by email to any subscriber. It was not shared with any linked social media outlet.

A couple of you have let me know that you are no longer getting my posts via email, even though you are subscribed to them.

Is anyone else having this problem with WordPress? If we ban together, maybe we’ll find someone who knows how to fix it.




Answer to yesterday’s Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Trivia Question: WHO WAS WILLIAM CLARK’S COMMANDING OFFICER WHEN CLARK MET LEWIS?

ANSWER: William Clark’s immediate superior officer when he met Lewis may have been none other than James Wilkinson, though Clark probably met Wilkinson earlier in his career. For a while, Clark was enamored of the dynamic Wilkinson and strove to emulate him.

Something shifted. (Perhaps Clark saw through Wilkinson?) And Clark stopped admiring the resilient general. Wilkinson served the first five Presidents of the United States, in spite of conspiring to establish a separate country and spying for the Spanish crown. He’s one of those forgotten historical figures who was bad enough to be remembered.

And I hope I’ve helped Wilkinson’s memory with my novel.


To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis is just $2.99 on Kindle during August in celebration of Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month. Click below to find out more about James Wilkinson, the historical figure we’ve all forgotten.



To check out the entire Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Series, follow the links below:

Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent
Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs
Who Was Meriwether Lewis Godfather?
If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80
Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes
The Lion Will Lie Down With the Lamb
My Natchez Trace Walk Featured in We Proceeded On
Dead People Follow Me And They Talk To Me


I’m in the North Carolina Mountains, finishing a book. The featured photo is from my uphill walk on Monday.

21 Comments Post a comment
  1. aboccucci #

    I received an email yesterday at 9:44 am with the link to “Dead People Follow Me, and They Talk to Me.” Maybe the timing was just off?

    August 12, 2014
  2. Historius interruptus. I’ve given up on being notified by email. Something broke and I doubt it’s on your end. I know it’s not on mine. The Fickle Finger of Fate, I think, points at WP.

    August 12, 2014
  3. Maybe WP is simply selecting recipients at random? 🙂 So far, at least, I seem to be getting every post via email….although sometimes they’re a bit later than others.

    August 12, 2014
  4. Debbie #

    I received it sometime late morning yesterday. I saw the post on FB and wondered why it wasn’t in my inbox early in the am as usual.

    August 12, 2014
  5. i’m still getting them through email as of this moment –

    August 12, 2014
  6. I got an email yesterday and saw your post – hmmmm

    August 12, 2014
  7. I got the email…

    August 12, 2014
  8. I have experienced no interruption of my business…

    August 12, 2014
  9. Jill Clary Stevenson #

    I got the post yesterday about dead people talking to you. I received it at 9:44 a.m.

    August 12, 2014
  10. No issues here, Andra just the usual problems getting through my inbox. 🙂 Enjoy your writing time in the mountains.

    August 12, 2014
  11. I’m still getting emails to announce your posts. No issues here.

    August 12, 2014
  12. tarakianwarrior #

    I am receiving the email messages…so far. 😉

    August 12, 2014
  13. Lance #

    In getting my a through the e, mail

    August 12, 2014
  14. No problems, here, Andra – though I did have to approve of two commenters who were already approved. ?????

    August 12, 2014
  15. I am getting the emails!

    August 12, 2014
  16. I know that one of my email subscribers told me that she stopped getting my blog’s emails a few months ago. They just stopped. She didn’t care because she’s on WP and just uses the reader instead. Don’t know if this helps in any way, but it does suggest that WP can be iffy.

    August 12, 2014
  17. I recall getting the “dead men follow me” post, even if I couldn’t click the link (work WP prohibition, not anything wrong with the link itself).

    August 12, 2014
  18. I’d better check my email. I just normally stop over here each day.

    August 13, 2014
  19. All fine here Andra although I have seen a few people having issues

    August 14, 2014
  20. This has happened to me in the past. Blurry WordPress: there are still people finding their way back to me through the murky waters of the blogosphere. All the best as you try to sort it out, Andra.

    August 14, 2014
  21. I still get your posts via email, Andra; though I wouldn’t place much stock in WordPress’ tech support. Even after I figures out that my theme was suppressing pingbacks, they still insisted that wasn’t the problem. Denial in the face of evidence? I don’t know about that . . .

    August 18, 2014

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