The roads less travelled

Both unable and unwilling to move beneath a heat that weighed on me like a steaming, wet blanket, I sat collapsed on a bench in Independence, Missouri.

3rd June, 2006

Both unable and unwilling to move beneath a heat that weighed on me like a steaming, wet blanket, I sat collapsed on a bench in Independence, Missouri.

Behind me was Clinton’s, a small ice cream bar in which a young Harry S Truman once earned his first pay cheque before growing up to become president.

In front of me, a few locals debated the major differences between mules, donkeys, and horses. The key...

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