Road Trips: Past and Present

In the summer of 1969 my dad and I drove to Miami Beach from our home in the Detroit suburbs. We were on a rescue mission of sorts, trying to get down there as quickly as possible to meet up with my mom and sister. They had been there for nearly two weeks, commuting each day between their …

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Out of Touch

Being out on a road trip inevitably means that you travel in a bit of a bubble. Text messages from friends and loved ones force allow you to keep in touch. If free WiFi is available, one can choose to glance through an alarming number of e-mail accumulated by the absence from a routine. Were it not …

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