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Glimpses of genius in the Permian Basin

Couple days of wonder at human ingenuity on my journey from the Davis Mountains to Santa Fe. I’ll return later to the extraction industries of the Permian Basin and elsewhere in the west. For now, I focus on our exploration … Continue reading

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Our favorite federal agency

Within the morning shadow of the Gateway Arch is the Old St. Louis County Courthouse, maintained by the National Park Service. In 1846 Dred and Harriet Scott petitioned there for their freedom, and in May 1857, the court granted their … Continue reading

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A new adventure on the edge of 60 years

A friend called my next chapter a bucket list. I feel too young for that. And yet I am aware of my mortality and that of my generation, of friends and relations who’ve had a scare or a sentence, are … Continue reading

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