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Into the Deep Blue

The smoky haze, its tendrils of deep gray, black, plumes of burning pines, hemlocks, firs and hardwoods filled the air with a suffocating noxious gas.  While I wandered around through the orange blaze I saw wildfires incinerating forest not far in the distance from Rim Dorm.  The whole state of Oregon fell ablaze from lightning

Oh My God Hot Springs

“So where ya guys headed,” I said making eye contact with Grace casually while Tim gave me the evil eye. She smiled with her long brown curly hair draped over her flannel and in a chipper tone said, “I dunno…Tim knows of these hot springs…what’s it called babe?” “Umpqua Hot Springs…been comin’ here for many

Come on Down to Cleveland Town

Because of Rooster’s outstanding warrant in Ohio we needed to stay low-key while we wandered around Cleveland waiting for our next train. Somehow or another we ended up sleeping under a bridge on the sidewalk adjacent big orange traffic drums.  I yawned feeling too tired to argue with his tomfoolery, but low-key to me meant

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