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March 1, 2007 Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, capital city, in Chattahoochee R. Valley among Blue Ridge foothills, is an almost aggressively modern metropolis...Despite its strong ties with Eastern capital & atmosphere of commercialism & efficiency, it is still fundamentally a Southern city,...
February 21, 2007 St. Louis, Missouri A short post today to reflect a shortish day yesterday, begun with Washington University's frank, funny Cheryl Adelstein picking me up at Lambert Field, then ended a few hours later with Lowell Bergman's Frontline lullaby for my former profession, newspaper...
February 7, 2007 Washington, DC "John Carroll chose the site [for Georgetown University] on the 'old Potomak [sic] bluffs' in preference to present Capitol Hill, which he regarded as 'too far in the country'. Georgetown's history, from the early days when students followed a regimen designed 'to...
Washington, DC February 1, 2007 Thrusting its dark granite bulk and square clock-tower in stubborn nonconformity above the general level of other [Federal Triangle] buildings, and determinedly blocking completion of the grand circular plaza planned for opposite facades of the Internal Revenue and...
January 25, 2007 Enterprise, Oregon "Loaded and set out at 7 o'clock. Passed a creek on the larboard with wide cotton willow bottoms, having passed an island and a rapid..." -- The Journals of Lewis and Clark , Oct. 10, 1805 To be specific, the journal of Captain William Clark, the concept of team-...

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