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THEY DON’T TALK ON THEIR CELL PHONES, BUT THEY DON’T DANCE ON THE PLATFORMS, EITHER.

On French trains passengers must move into the vestibule, where the restrooms are, to talk on their cell phones. They do this without exception, without fault. So mannerly, so polite the French. They don’t, however, dance on the platform, as … Continue reading

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The wet and the dry: Niagara Falls and Big Bend

    The volume¬†Big Bend¬†includes the story “Big Bend,” awarded the 2001 Flanner O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The Holland Hotel is across the road from the train station in Alpine, TX, Amtrak’s stop for Big Bend. You’ll need a … Continue reading

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Italy: Vernazza in Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, and How We Got Around

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