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Still Spectacular After All These Years

Every year, the little town I live in throws a big ol’ 4th of July parade, and every year it serves as another example of how little towns live, grow, and change. It invariably begins with the patriotic past, and … Continue reading

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A Complicated Spectacle

The local 4th of July celebration in the small town where I live is a fascinating thing. It draws together several competing notions of what being “American” (in the US sense) might mean, putting the tensions among them on display … Continue reading

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Forgotten But Not Gone

On Saturday, I had occasion to take a stroll through some local cemeteries in Storm Lake and Newell, so I took some pictures. Why? What’s with the morbid interest in parks stuffed with dead people? Well, I was really thinking … Continue reading

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