Riding the rails from Los Angeles to Connecticut provides a feast for the eyes and an opportunity to reflect on the changes America has seen - plus those still to come.
Mike "had the most fun when he was hanging out with his buddies ... and talking (loudly) about politics."
What about the people who have to work 92 hours a week at minimum-wage jobs to rent a one-bedroom apt. in California? Shouldn't they have a decent place to live?
"This story," I said, "goes a little beyond quirky. Maybe kinky is the more appropriate word." I set the scene in the dark shadows of AIDS in mid-80s NYC.
This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor and long-time correspondent, Tim Wheeler.
"I feel a strong sense of honor and responsibility to walk my six miles a day representing a part of our Federal Government."
Understanding what the great Picasso was telling us about the struggle to defeat fascism - I have carried that lesson with me my entire life.
The acoustics in the communal shower of Stearns Dormitory on the Amherst College campus were superb, like singing in the chapel of an Italian monastery.
"We have to use the vote, because it can be a deciding factor in electing someone who will stand with us."
Did I "rapidly burn out?" Did most of my friends in "the movement" follow that course? I rather think not.