Category: Voices

The Redneck Riviera

I viewed the country life as one of self-sufficiency, masculinity, freedom, calm. Knowledge that provided understanding of how to live off the land, use a knife to skin an animal, cultivate and grow a garden, build something out of nothing.

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A Trip to Marseilles

This is the one city in France people tell you to avoid. Too much crime, they say, too many Arabs, too many Africans, a Mafia stronghold that was knows as the “French Chicago” back in the 1930s, a time when British writer Basil Woon labeled it “the world’s wickedest port.”

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Dawn of a New Day

Dawn knew things I didn’t, like how to blow a bubble inside of a bubble and that the school bus would let a student the driver didn’t know ride home with another student without a note from parents.

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