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The Ghosts Who Wave at Trains

From 2003 to 2007, I regularly rode the Amtrak commuter train, the Pacific Surfliner, from Santa Barbara to San Diego.  It did it so often that I knew all the landmarks along the way, from the graffiti in the drainage … Continue reading

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Quiet America: Impressions of Small Towns

I didn’t move to small-town Ohio entirely on my own volition.  I doubt I would have moved to such a place if I hadn’t been accepted to MiamiUniversity, a school that is much older than the Florida city of the … Continue reading

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Freefalling into Alaska: Written in the Aleutians, 2010

When I arrived in Anchorage, Alaska, in August of 2010, I was under the impression that Alaska primarily attracts adventurers and weirdos.  This assumption was based primarily on hearsay, from the few people I knew who wanted to go there, … Continue reading

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Finding Peace

It’s coming up on a month since I boarded a plane in the United States and moved to Peace.  I’m calling this city by that name because its name, literally translated, means “Western Peace.”  The name also is appropriately ironic, … Continue reading

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