Crash Crew

By Tamim Ansary Back in my mid-twenties, I volunteered at a crisis hotline in Portland, Oregon, for people who desperately needed someone to talk to in the middle of the night. Once a week, for about a year and a half, if you called “Crash Crew” between 7 pm Thursday night and 7 am the […]

Hitchhike to the Mystic

by Rick Schmidt ©2016 Sometime in the summer of my marital breakup, mid-July of 1969, I got the powerful urge to hit the road.  I had never visited the Space Needle in Seattle, I figured this was as good a time as any.  One year earlier, I’d done a coast-to-coast round trip hitchhike in just […]