Literature often describes places we are curious about, regardless of whether we know them or not. This blog maps the journeys laid out in selected books and offers reflections corresponding to the various stops. Happy traveling!

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I was born in Eureka, California and adopted when I was 2.  I grew up in Fort Bragg, California, and graduated high school in 1982.  I finished a BA in English at Santa Clara University, and then did two years of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in inner-city Milwaukee.  I lived in Milwaukee from 1986-1995.  I got married in 1995 to Megan Kamerick and moved to San Antonio, Texas where I worked for a non-profit organization while I picked up an MA in International Relations at St. Mary's University.  In 2000, I started a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of New Orleans and we lived there until 2004.  Megan accepted a job in Albuquerque 2004, and we have lived there up to the present.  I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 and am currently working at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

On the Road: Oakland Bay Bridge

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On the Road: Oakland Bay Bridge, California


Blogger Pauline Hess said...

Actually Michael,
The story dad told was titled, "How Mari stopped traffic on the Oakland Bay Bridge."
Remember? They were on their way to an appointment to adopt Mari and that is why they were frantic to get there in time.
In my child's imagination I always thought that Mari, as a baby, had somehow fallen out of the car and they had to make a u-turn to pick her up from the middle of the bridge, where she lie helpless. It wasn't until reading this blog entry that I finally know the real story. I kinda liked my kid version better. Also, I'll admit to being jealous when I was a kid, that Mari had stopped traffic on a bridge.

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