This site has been designed to provide access dispatches from the field made as part of a project I'm calling "Arterial America." On Ash Wednesday (February 13, 2013) I'll be walking out of New Orleans--in the wake of Mardi Gras--and heading north on foot, catching a northbound towboat at Memphis, and a train from St. Louis to Chicago. What you'll find here is a mix of travel writing, topical essays, field recordings, and documentary footage. My plan is to arrive in the Windy City on May Day.
For more about me, please check out my omnibus John F. Cline page.