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Back Pages: Sierra Cristo Rey to White Sands

Editor’s note: In April 2010, we were coming home from the Old Settlers Music Festival outside of Austin, Texas. We were also on the trail of famed American journalist Ernie Pyle. After leaving El Paso on a brilliant Saturday morning, … Continue reading

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Laredo: Ernie Pyle and Jose Arnold

Dec. 9, Laredo – We bid adieu to friendly (enough) customs agent Moses Espinoza and wander across the street. After half-heartedly perusing the high-toned tequilas and cut-rate perfumes at a duty-free store adjacent to International Bridge No. 1, we leave … Continue reading

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Sharyland, Texas

Dec. 10, Mission, Texas – Goddamn Internet. All day long I’ve been in a funk. I’m having trouble catching up with the events of the past week. I think I’m in a sleepless haze, though I have slept plenty. Maybe … Continue reading

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Albuquerque: Ernie Pyle Library

Tuesday in Albuquerque, part two. (I remember you well, long-ago Tuesday.) We’re at the Ernie Pyle Branch Library, 900 Girard Boulevard SE. Pyle, whose work as roving reporter for Scripps Howard Newspapers had already turned him into a national icon, … Continue reading

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Albuquerque: McLeod Mountainside YMCA

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 We’re still in Albuquerque, which is winsome enough to keep you around a while if you are aimless enough to submit to its charms. Monday was a lost day. Write it off as the “Mad Men” … Continue reading

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Catching up with Me-do

Five years later, I’m back on the road to Cosby. This time Becky, Max and Lester are along for the ride. We branch off Interstate 81 onto I-40 East. We exit the freeway at Newport, then follow Tennessee 32/U.S. 321 … Continue reading

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Leaving Oklahoma, again

3 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, Norman, Okla. Fell asleep early and awoke in a 2 a.m. fog upon receiving a phone call from Kenny Via. One thing led to another, including a text-message exchange with Jun in Los Angeles, and now I am wide awake. Serenity reigns at the Interstate Drive … Continue reading

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