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An Amtrak Travelogue: Chicago and Back Home (Part 2 of 2)

Joe Writes . . .  The stop after Albion is Battle Creek. The land adjoining the tracks is largely devoid of buildings except for the occasional strip bar or motorcycle club. As in any good detective novel, life is hard … Continue reading

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On Langston Hughes, Van Morrison and Writing

Joe Writes . . . River’s gonna take you where it wants you to go: can’t tell the wind not to howl or the river not to flow. I have been thinking of writing a piece on the river in … Continue reading

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Dimondale to Grand River Park in Lansing

Sept 1, 2017 from Chicago by Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: Joe Writes . … Continue reading

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