Monthly Archives: July 2019

The Grapes of Hough

I’ve been sitting on this unusual urban tale since my visit to Cleveland, Ohio last November.  I thought it was too good a story for my modest media reach, so I tried pitching it to some of the national outlets.  … Continue reading

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Jersey City: America in one place (unedited)

Tribune published this on their website yesterday.  I’m grateful, but their edit changed the meaning of at least one point I was trying to make, so here’s the original.  I wrote the article before Trump went on his latest racist … Continue reading

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Alexandria, the Old South and mystic chords of forgetting

I recently spent a few nights in Alexandria, Virginia.  It’s a pleasant place on the banks of the Potomac River, just south of Washington DC.  There are boat trips, gift shops, waterside bars, art galleries and they used to buy … Continue reading

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