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Finding Home in America, Part V: Land that I Know

[Be sure to read parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 first. – Editors] “I see great things in baseball. It’s our game–the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism….

Rawlins, Wyoming / Photo by Matt Hintsa

Finding Home in America, Part IV: Facing Home from L.A.-land

[Be sure to read parts 1, 2, and 3 first. – Editors] FACING west, from California’s shores,     Inquiring, tireless, seeking what is yet unfound,      I, a child, very old, over waves, towards the house of maternity, the…

Finding Home in America, Part III: From Rocky Mountain High to Fried on the Fourth of July

Finding Home in America, Part III: From Rocky Mountain High to Fried on the Fourth of July

[Be sure to read parts 1 and 2 first! — eds.] “NATIVE moments! when you come upon me—Ah you are here now! Give me now libidinous joys only! Give me the drench of my passions! Give me life coarse and…

Finding Home in America, Part II: On a Flat Road

[Editor’s note: This is Part 2 in an occasionally updated series about Mark’s travels across America. To learn why Mark is searching for home, read Part 1.] “On a flat road runs the well-train’d runner; He is lean and sinewy, with muscular…

Finding Home in America, Part I: Leave or Die

O ME! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; Of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities fill’d with the foolish; Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)    … The question,…