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Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 11: Ogallala, NE to Green River, WY
August 6, 2011 – 7:17 PM | 5 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 11: Ogallala, NE to Green River, WY

I've had Grandma on my mind a lot since Tuesday, the anniversary of her death. Thanks to the revelation the other day that the swimming hole is not an artifact of Twain's America, but still …

Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 10: Lewis & Clark Lake, NE to Ogallala, NE
August 6, 2011 – 11:08 AM | 10 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 10: Lewis & Clark Lake, NE to Ogallala, NE

I dragged my feet. I checked every room twice more than I needed to, in case I'd overlooked a cord, or a watch — I even "checked" outside, where none of these things would have …

Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 9: Dakota Dunes, SD to Lewis & Clark Lake, NE
August 5, 2011 – 12:49 AM | 15 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 9: Dakota Dunes, SD to Lewis & Clark Lake, NE

It dawned hot, still humid, and I was up by then. I'd slept like shit — no dreams, but waking up every hour, forgetting where I was and why I had come there. I spent …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 8: Mauston, WI to Dakota Dunes, SD
August 3, 2011 – 10:25 PM | 7 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 8: Mauston, WI to Dakota Dunes, SD

I woke up just after dawn. I hadn't slept enough, quite, and I kept doing things like trying to wash my hair with bar soap and almost packing a cup of coffee. Once I actually …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Days 6 and 7: Minneapolis, MN to Mauston, WI
August 2, 2011 – 9:51 AM | 23 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Days 6 and 7: Minneapolis, MN to Mauston, WI

It's amazing how little time it takes for all my stuff — messenger bag; computer bag; duffel bag; suitcase — to explode across a hotel room. I try to repack as I go along, but …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 5: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
July 30, 2011 – 10:49 AM | 8 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 5: Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

As I write about Friday, it's actually Saturday, and Pop-Up Chapel is underway back in NYC. I'm so thrilled and impressed; congratulations all, big and small. Go to Merchants' Gate in Columbus Circle to feel …

Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 4: Madison, WI to Minneapolis, MN
July 29, 2011 – 6:51 PM | 11 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour, Day 4: Madison, WI to Minneapolis, MN

Morning. Thursday was Biscuit Day at the Clarion Suites breakfast buffet, an "event" that had me more excited than it should have. I collected a few dough pucks and nibbled while answering email; then it …

Big Country Little Car Tour II: Chicks Dig The Long Haul
July 29, 2011 – 2:35 AM | 86 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II: Chicks Dig The Long Haul

6/30/11
It's back — and it's smaller than ever!
…Just kidding. The trip is waaaaay bigger; the car is the same modest size, but will have cruise control this time oh thank sweet achey Jesus.
Big Country Little …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 3: Madison WI
July 28, 2011 – 5:36 PM | 15 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 3: Madison WI

I won't lie; I spent a lot of yesterday gazing fondly at my stuff. Occasionally, I would touch some of my stuff, or greet it. "Socks! What's up, guys?"
I spent the rest of yesterday napping; …

Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 2: Akron OH to Milwaukee WI (sort of)
July 27, 2011 – 10:46 AM | 39 Comments
Big Country Little Car Tour II, Day 2: Akron OH to Milwaukee WI (sort of)

In retrospect, I can say with confidence that most of this is my fault — starting with yesterday's playlist tweet, sent just after I'd listened to Junior Brown's "Broke Down South of Dallas." That was …