A St. Louis Tourist

Views of the river glean memories not my own. It flows history. When considering what this trip was all about, I never came to a solid answer. I knew there were many things that it was for, but I haven’t been able to distill the various purposes into a single reason. Research for the novel […]

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Meeting St. Louis

The corners of a city curve with each look; blunts by discovery. After arriving in St. Louis, my first thought was that I had no idea what the hell to do. I had spent three weeks slowly completing this journey, and then, one day, I was there. Fortunately, I at least had an initial stopping […]

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To the friends not yet met

Strangers wait in the daylight. Motives of kindness give travelers homes. “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” -Blanche DuBois Despite the dark tone the above quote has at the ending of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” I’ve certainly found that Blanche gave some inadvertently good advice. My time on the road […]

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In the beginning, there was…

The feeling of earth drifting past your body is to know one’s progress. I didn’t think it would be like this. Surely, taking a month-long bike tour across several states is a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, but I didn’t expect the state of mind I experienced the morning of my departure. […]

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