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Why I Love Small Towns

Though I now live in Taos, I’ve spent most of my life in big cities – San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, New York. I love them and their energy, the sense that you can make anything happen. But these days, I seem to only care about exploring small towns.

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Friday Food Day: Midpoint Café, Adrian, Texas

Midpoint Café (in Adrian on Route 66, at the west edge of town) sits, not surprisingly, at the midpoint of Old Route 66 between Chicago and L.A., 1139 miles to each. Adrian is small (pop. 150), and so is the café menu, pretty much just sandwiches and dessert.

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Though It Might Explain the Blinding White Light In My Window

Before I ran out of gas on Tuesday, I passed through Encino, NM. It’s a beautifully sad little town, seemingly destitute and forgotten, and I had to stop and take some pictures. Here’s what first caught my eye:

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