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Our Broken Asphalt Heart: Reflections on Route 66 (Part 2)

February 4, 2011

A bright, enchanting New Mexico morning.  I pull onto the interstate, old 66 running beside.  The land slides and yaws like water in a bucket, waves of rolling terrain, an ocean of pale grass flecked with sagebrush and streaked with browns and reds.  The mountains heave themselves up, haughty, and then stop abruptly, ending in […]

Our Broken Asphalt Heart: Reflections on Route 66 (Part 1)

January 21, 2011

It was once hailed as “The Mother Road,” saluted as “Main Street U.S.A.”.  There have been songs written about it, books, movies, a television show.  In our collective imagination it carries us back to a more innocent time, when America was young, when entrepreneurialism was grass roots, before cookie cutter chains and faceless corporations, when […]