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Hopping an Eastbound Freight

“And the end of all our exploring  

will be to arrive where we started

and know the place for the first time”

T.S. Eliot

I had left the academic life behind. 663 more words


hobo island

So the new place was attacked by heroin hobos the other night.

I went home before these people checked in but somehow a group of transients got enough money together to rent  one of our rooms. 767 more words

Riding the Rails During the Great Depression

A hobo is a traveling worker who has little and is homeless. Unlike a “tramp”, who works only when forced to, and a “bum”, who does not  work at all. 809 more words



where the wind comes

sweeping down the plain

Invaders of territory


in perpetuity

to displaced Cherokees

Snatched away

leaving only the washed up… 99 more words


Facing Life In Prison, The Hobos Ask For A New Trial

CHICAGO (CBS) — Keith Daniels’ girlfriend told jurors she saw only one shooter the night Daniels was executed in front of his family for snitching on Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos. 631 more words


the best laid schemes o' mice an' men

Eighty years ago this month, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men was first published. Based on Steinbeck’s own experiences as a bindlestiff – an impoverished migratory worker – in California during the 1920s, Of Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, best friends and migrant farm workers who dream of one day owning a ranch together, but whose circumstances make it impossible.  83 more words


Judge Delays Sentencing For Hobos Member Groggy From Meds

CHICAGO (CBS) — The near-certain prospect of spending the rest of his life in federal prison was weighing on Byron “B-Rupt” Brown on Tuesday, so he doubled down on his anti-anxiety medication before his trip to the downtown federal courthouse. 549 more words