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Boron, California. Patches on the soles of its shoes

  Highway 58 east of the Mojave Preserve is a well-traveled and unremarkable stretch of road. Flat, open, no stores or gas stations, which caused me some anxiety until I hit Four Corners, a busy crossroads with at least three gas stations. Six miles farther, I pulled into Boron. The weather was blowing cold and […]

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Land of the 20 mule teams

  Remember Death Valley Days, the classic TV western? How about 20 Mule Team Borax, the old-timey whitener and brightener for laundry? For those of my approximate vintage (you know who you are), Death Valley and those 20 mule teams were the stuff of legend and romance, even though at that tender age, I never […]

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