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Sunday in the Mississippi Delta: Greenville to Friars Point

Editor’s note: We spent Memorial Day weekend traveling the Mississippi Delta, from Vicksburg in the south to Friars Point in the north. Robert Johnson, he had women in Vicksburg and he had women clean on up into Tennessee. Had a … Continue reading

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Lost somewhere in the swamps of Florida

Lakeland, Fla. – The last couple days have slipped away from us. It happens. It is a hazard of the road. When entropy arrives, it is useless to fight. Might as well try to lasso the moon and turn back … Continue reading

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Exiting Big Bend, or I wanna go home with the tarantula

Dec. 7, Big Bend National Park – As mentioned previously, I made a scattershot effort to soak up as much of the park’s awesome geology as possible as we made our way toward the exit. I tried to digest Goat … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park, Day 1

Editor’s note: Well, damn. It’s Wednesday, Dec. 19, which puts me nearly two weeks behind in this journal of no wide circulation. I have no excuses, yet I’ll trot them out presently. We were out of range of the Internet … Continue reading

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Ted Thayer, scion of camouflage

Dec. 5, Marathon, Texas – We drive south on Avenue D, looking for a cemetery Rebbe Dela’O told me about. He promised we’d find it a fascinating snapshot of Marathon’s history. The graveyard is segregated, he said. Colorful Hispanic graves … Continue reading

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Marathon, Texas: the French Grocer

Marathon, Texas. Dec. 5, We drive south out of Fort Stockton after surviving a roller-coaster ride of run-of-the-mill Wallingford absurdity last night. If running out of gas weren’t sensational enough for one night, we flirted with duplicating the feat after … Continue reading

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The Angel of Sierra Blanca

Dec. 4, Sierra Blanca, Texas – We had run out of gas on I-10 in the howling darkness of west Texas and lived to tell about it. What now? I know I need to unearth a story from this isolated … Continue reading

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