Monthly Archives: February 2020

All the Livelong Days

  The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific had nothin’ and everything to lose that summer in Missoula. Our job—the Catlin Street crossing replacement—four men, water and tools: spike malls and pullers, shovels and picks, rail jacks, tie tongs and … Continue reading

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The Golden Years

Fresh out of his bath, steam rising from the wet-peaked hair atop his shoulders, the old man stared between his legs, his bald head bowed as he sat on the edge of his bed. “You son-of-a-bitch,” he said. “I’ve lived … Continue reading

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