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Mapping the Black Road: Segregated Driving and the Indianapolis Roadside

In a 1936 study of life in segregated rural Georgia, Arthur Franklin Raper captured the anxiety posed by the African-American car and the political implications of African-American travel.  3,420 more words

The Inconvenient and Sometimes Terrifying Process of Selling a Home

Our house is on the market. My “work at home” days are Mondays and Fridays. You know where this is going. Most agents show homes on the weekends. 594 more words

Spiritual Formation

I Heard it on My Radio*

An interesting post on podcasting from crime writer Elizabeth Spann Craig has got me thinking about broadcasting. Her excellent writing blog inspires me; it’s a must-visit for writers and anyone interested in the process of writing. 1,083 more words

Agatha Christie

Chapter Fourteen: Avoiding Irreversible Errors

Berdena was proud to tell them that they each had their own room, but Lake shook her head.

“I’ll sleep on the floor in her room,” Cashel said. 1,220 more words


Moving On/What We Leave Behind

As an habituated writer, on any given day I sit down to the computer–or pull out a notebook if I am on the go–and start writing without much brainstorming. 2,985 more words

Artful: a day's drive.

There’s an art to driving. People notice.

Psychologists will probably decide what a person drives impacts self-image as well as others’ opinions of an individual. So we’ll all end up with identical cars just to level life’s driving lanes? 967 more words


Runaway Train: new from "Pushing the River"

Marie is poking at a few hundred cloves of garlic she is roasting in the oven when Madeline comes into the kitchen.

“Are you mad at me?” Madeline asks her. 388 more words