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A Living Map of a Middle American Town Drawn by a Paper Boy, 1959

Topography: It starts on the flat surface of the sidewalk under the marquee of the Idol Theater. There’s a stack of today’s Cleveland Plain Dealer, secured by a wrapped strand of fence wire that I cut with my pliers. On … Continue reading

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R.I.P. David, After All These Decades

David’s Gone Fishing Where are you from? I grew up in a small town in middle America in the mid-20th Century, a beach head of sorts for Appalachian immigrants, not unlike my own family, but mostly refugees from the Clay … Continue reading

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“There’s Quicksand in that Pond!”

Anzio veterans helmets and flags by a bronze statue on the square. Skinned knee brownies a Decoration Day confederacy crawls up Medina Street Methodist parade. Thunderbird bicycles convertible beer cans now three months in right field sunburns.  35 millimeter popcorn … Continue reading

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