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Running on Empty: A Strange Visit to the Pennsylvania Oil Sites

June 10, 2011

It would make your eyes burn.  It would irritate your throat.  Those who tried to use it as a lamp oil ended up with a thin layer of greasy soot on their skin.  Even those who had used it as a patent medicine reported poor results. It was more than useless.  It was a nuisance.  […]

Learning to Love the Mob: A One Day Vacation in Las Vegas!

March 18, 2011

When Chicago mobster Anthony “the Ant” Spilotro started burglarizing businesses in the Las Vegas area, the federal government and the Las Vegas gaming commission had seen enough.  So had the mob.  Spilotro had been screwing up a good thing, drawing unwanted attention to mob influence in the city.  So they beat him with a baseball […]

Setting Out to Discover America

January 7, 2011

My name is Malcolm Logan.  I travel America. Some folks say they know what America is.  Lots of folks say they know what it ought to be.  I say let’s have a closer look, because America is not so easy to pin down. The only way to get a true sense of this extraordinary country […]