Monthly Archives: August 2013

On the Home of the Kanzas

One quality my father instilled in me from an early age was a love of history. Perhaps because he was a career Army officer I came to see that much of history is the story of military conflict. Marx, on … Continue reading

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In Which Morty Stops Outside Santa Fe

¬†Left my home in Norfolk, Virginia California on my mind This is a story from one of the voluminous notebooks I have dragged with me from coast to coast in my wanderings. The crux of the narrative is taken verbatim … Continue reading

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“Blue Highways” Review

This is my Goodreads review of William Least Heat-Moon’s 1982 book Blue Highways: A coworker once told me, Route 60 starts as Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach and it runs all the way to Los Angeles. If you can’t find … Continue reading

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A Dog’s Paean

Eddie is a an old, old dog. Ninety-two, in dog years, or so says one chart I consulted. Eddie has lived in this house much longer than I have, and I have been here a decade. Eddie is a foundling. … Continue reading

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Do Not Stop On Tracks

I hiked about a mile and a half today in air so muggy I was tempted to lay back and back-stroke through it. It was a nice enough walk, mostly on Walnut Street as far as 7 Highway. Oddly, the … Continue reading

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