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Road Snapshot: Baxter State Park, Maine

Note: It’s Sept. 16, and I’m in Presque Isle, Maine. I made a tactical retreat from Caribou, and finally found a McDonald’s where I could plug in my laptop. Three young men are at a table behind me. One of … Continue reading

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Minnesota, USA

Wednesday, Aug. 21, International Falls, Minnesota We’re at the Coffee Landing Cafe on Main Street in International Falls.  I just walked back from the border checkpoint, where I had a brief if amusing chat with Supervisor Chad Shikowsky. Before I … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Central Pennsylvania. Hello, Central Montana

Thursday, June 20, Gillette, Wy. – We are back on the tit of Corporate America, suckling like starving babes. We’ve been gone so long, it’s almost good to be back. I keep hearing Band songs on ambient sound systems. Seven … Continue reading

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Mark Badgley, tarnished angel of Saint Augustine

April 19, St. Petersburg, Fla. – We spent 10 days in St. Augustine. We hadn’t planned to stay a day in St. Augustine. Then again, we seem to have an aversion to plans. To eschew planning is our only plan. The … Continue reading

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Farewell, for real

Yesterday’s snow is melting as we prepare to shove off for good. We’ve spent a long weekend at the Beer Can Compound in York Haven, Pa. We’ve celebrated Lauri’s birthday, secured Max’s 150th anniversary junior ranger patch from Gettsyburg and … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, or almost

“So fuck you, Los Angeles, fuck your palm trees, and your highassed women, and your fancy streets …” John Fante Here we are in Whittier, California, deep in the heart of greater Los Angeles. Deep in the heart of the … Continue reading

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This land is your land, no matter what they say

By now you’ve probably seen something about Woody Guthrie’s centennial. Words have been wrung out by the ton in his honor. So I’ll try to keep this brief. I’m no Woody Guthrie scholar, and I have no paeans to add … Continue reading

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