Taking Off
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Taking Off

Traveling with the spirits

The Spirits of Place, Ghosts of the Past

The abandoned railroads are still telling their tales if you listen

Trees and vines are slowly overcoming this wall that was once part of a building. All photos by the author

Ancient cultures called certain places sacred. There were holy mountains, rivers, and even cities. There is something to this idea. I’ve felt it in my travels. In my case, they were not necessarily sacred places…

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This publication is about taking off on foot, in a car, by plane or in the mind. It’s about taking off of work, school or life in general. Old stories, new stories and imagined stories that feature these various forms of taking off, including masks and hats, are all welcome.

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James Jordan

James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.