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Look Out for the Ice!

As I was scraping ice off my windshield again the other morning, my mind began to wander to things like: How much would it cost to live in New Orleans for the winter? And, frozen bird shit is easier to scrape off the car than the liquid variety. I also got to thinking about ice […]

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From Slave to Emancipator

About 70 miles north of Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi floodplain is bisected by a five-mile wide valley carved by the Des Moines River. South of the river is the State of Missouri; north is Iowa. It’s a scenic area but not especially remarkable. The Missouri side has a couple of Fireworks super stores, while the […]

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Far North, Part 2

About twenty miles from Angle Inlet, the only town in the Northwest Angle, the sealed road ends and you jostle and bump along a wide gravel surface the rest of the way. This is better than the way things used to be. There was no all-season road before 1969. The Angle may seem remote, but […]

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