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#21 The American Dream Book Tour & Protest Across the USA

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Message Mike Palecek
#21 The American Dream Book Tour & Protest Across the USA

SHELDON, IOWA - You want to go where everybody knows your name.

Well. I was in Boston last week. I made my way through traffic, found a parking
spot, found the Lucy Parsons Center, on Columbus Avenue. Then I went out walking
around for about seven hours. Part of the time I just sat on a bench at a park,
watched the people and the pigeons.

And then I walked over to Lucy Parsons, came up to the front desk, tired, sweating,
lugging my books and stuff.

"I'm Mike.

"Mike ... Palecek.

"I'm supposed to speak tonight."

"Oh, was that tonight?"

It's kind of been like that on this book tour.

In Brattleboro, Vermont there were naked people outside the bookstore.

But nobody inside at my reading.

This isn't Hull, Iowa. I work in Hull, at a group home. It's very conservative.
It's what drove me to write "The American Dream," how these people
live during this time of war.

I don't think the naked people were Dutch Reformed. Maybe they just weren't
big readers.

And so now I'm back home in Iowa writing this last column from my daughter's
computer. Mine crashed somewhere in Connecticut.

I started to plan this tour back in October. Then I left home in March. Now I'm
back home in May.

It's been like that.

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