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Song of the hobo

Published Dec. 30, 2003 “Say, any a you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wandering?” The hoboes didn’t answer, and … Continue reading

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Dreams of the Sierra Nevada

Published Jan. 22, 2007 The blond-haired boy lay on the floor, watching the Lionel train pass before his eyes. The train was pulled by a black “steam” locomotive that issued smoke from its stack created by drops of oil placed … Continue reading

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