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off the dime

Ever wonder where that phrase came from? Supposedly it came out of the dance halls when young men paid to dance with the girls for a dime. 149 more words


Wisdom found on West End Rail Trail

“Fuck your job

Fuck the clothes you wear

Fuck how much money you make”



Indiana's B&O Trail Adds Missing Link and Expands West

A suburban Indianapolis rail trail is poised to grow in the coming months.  The B&O Trail will eventually cross the state of Indiana from near Cincinnati in the southeast to a point on the Illinois line while providing access to popular Turkey Run State Park.   228 more words

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Postcard Poems

The two short entries below were originally inspired by travels during early autumn, 2014–the first by a bicycle trip with my husband along the “Great Allegheny Passage,” a rail trail that runs from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD; the second by participation in the People’s Climate March in New York City, along with hundreds of thousands of others.   147 more words

Quandaries And Rants

Binghamton University-where the sun never shines

This weekend I was excited to return to my Undergraduate Alma Mater Binghamton University. It was the 13th annual Homecoming weekend; My second that I attended since the 15 years that I have graduated. 1,935 more words


Riding into history: railroads, Boutwell, and an old mill

I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts called Groton. Not Groton, Connecticut, mind you: that johnny-come-lately town was named after my town, and is famous only for the submarine base. 670 more words


Missouri's Rock Island Trail Cements Leadership Position in Trail Development

\When I recently wrote about Missouri’s magnificent Katy Trail,  I didn’t realize that the Show Me State was about to be handed an incredible opportunity to develop another long rail trail corridor. 489 more words

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