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Joel DeVyldere
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Roaming barista. Migrant farm worker. Freelance writer.
Roaming barista. Migrant farm worker. Freelance writer.

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The Epic Win
"One last trip." Gordon has a smirk on his face for the history books. Is this going to be one of those days where we ditch a hopelessly-broken down beater car on the side of the road and catch a ride with some sketchy-ass weedsmelling strangers? Yeah, true...

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Crowding


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At Home
Sunrise from my window. "Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, The world offers itself your imagination…”

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Feeling So Very Alive
It was March 15 and I was riding the slow-and-steady Sunday currents of hwy 99w with the Weepies playing in my shirt pocket. "Sometimes I think that I was born to lose My shirt and my money, my socks and my shoes” My first ride was an Iraq war veteran who g...

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Sleep in a Dumpster
It started raining when we went to drop off Mark’s car key. "This is the perfect weather to leave Oregon in," said Gordon, with a very genuine smile. We hurried over to his trailer where ten others were packing trail mix and duffel bags into an eleven-passe...

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Keys in a Storm Drain


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Billings in the Sunshine
Shea and Kale Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up in the back of an empty van in Montana, and can't decide what to do with your life? I met a girl named Jamie. She was stunningly attractive. 'Hey,' said the girl. 'Let's use my purdy to get ...

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€10, that's all
"I don't belong to this railway journey at all. " - Alice, Through the Looking Glass (1871) I left Lucy fiddling with her cigarette on the platform in Verona. She seemed detached, and it occurred to me that sometimes people who say goodbye a lot are very go...

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Just Germany
Berlin was where my bus stopped after an all-night meander through Northern Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. I had lived through some other adventures and written some other stories in my head, but it doesn't seem like the right moment to share them...

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"Kids from houses where an exhaust fan was used while cooking were 38% less likely to have bronchitis and 32% less likely to have asthma."
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