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mycologia (part 3)

The road drifts away from the shoreline as rocky cliffs give way to shifting sand dunes on Oregon’s coast. I pass a sign indicating a campground and continue climbing to the top of a long hill. I am riding through forest on a still warm afternoon. Fireweed, a roadside companion that has been with me […]

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summer’s over

When the last petals drop from the fireweed, summer is over.

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the bus

On a whim, half way between Glennallen and Tok at around Mile 61 on the Tok Cut-off, just north of Slana, I pull into a general store of the kind that exists to service very small communities. There is a petrol pump and a shop which sells a wide assortment of nondescript goods and a […]

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