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1 year ago

Awake in a dream of America part four. Happy Lansings.

Neil Smith · Lansing. · After spending several weeks messing about in and around Detroit, Alice and I packed our collective bags and headed for East Lansing and her degree course at Michigan State University. This was my first experience of an American college town and the change of scene was ...

1 year ago

Awake in a dream of America part three. Pink Car Nation.

Neil Smith · Trenton · Alice’s parents turned out not to be homicidal psychopaths. They were nice and friendly and didn’t welcome me to the family homestead with a shotgun and a warning to stay away from their daughter. They did put me up on a folding bed in the basement however so it wasn' ...

1 year ago

Awake in a Dream of America part two. Howelling for joy.

Neil Smith ·   ·    · The road to Michigan. · In the days following my arrival in America there was a degree of tension and uncertainty in the air between my two travelling companions and myself. Mostly though this didn't affect me because I was utterly clueless. I had no idea what was going ...

1 year ago

Awake in a dream of America.

Neil Smith · This is one of four stories that I posted here some time ago. They were written in between other projects so landed on Bebee.com randomly which meant that they weren't particularly handy to find. This niggled me for a while so I took them down for some very light editing and they ...

3 years ago

Pink Car Nation. (And a pick-up truck).

Neil Smith · This is an unreliable memoir of early travels in the USA from an unreliable author. The events below all happened a long time ago and my memory of them is partial and uneven. In fact, it's probably best to not pay any attention to it at all. Any names used are false and any simil ...

3 years ago

Howelling for joy.

Neil Smith · This is an unreliable memoir of early travels in the USA from an unreliable author. The events below all happened a long time ago and my memory of them is partial and uneven. In fact, it's probably best to not pay any attention to it at all. Any names used are false and any simil ...

3 years ago

Awake In a Dream Of America.

Neil Smith · Some time in May 1986 finds me sitting in the very new, very uncomfortable terminal four in London's Heathrow airport. As the Scottish ski season reached its end I had packed away my gear, stuffed a few things into a holdall and hitch hiked southwards from the village of Aviemore ...

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