Driving through Middle America along Route 66 and other interstate and local highways, one is struck by the flatness of the land. Even on the edges of Ozark hills in Missouri, rising plains in Oklahoma, or rolling knolls along the mighty Mississippi at the border of Illinois, the flatness of the so-called “Bible Belt” is … Continue reading The Daily Dog: In Dog We Trust
From east to west across Middle America, travelers pass at least a dozen high-security state and federal prisons in close proximity to Route 66 and other modern major thoroughfares. You see them from America’s highways...their lighted compounds and glistening fences constant reminders of justice inaction. In Oklahoma, highway signs warn travelers that "Hitch-hikers may be … Continue reading The Daily Dog: A Nation’s Plague & A City’s Shame
In 1835, the French writer and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville embarked on an epic journey across a young American country. For him, travelling in a foreign country was a learning experience and an opportunity to gather information. His route began in the northeast and took him through the south and early beginnings of the … Continue reading The Daily Dog: We’re Baaaack!