In Detroit: A Dream on Hold

Some time between sunset and moonrise, against a blue-white autumn sky, seven geese head south over the Detroit suburbs. They sweep low by a bowling alley and veer purposefully toward the pond at Hazel Park race track.

The parking lot around the Hazel Park Lounge and Bowl is full. The men's Monday-night bowling league has arrived. The cars bear testimony to hard times. In the '70s, the boom years, those cars would have been new. Now only an occasional '82 Buick Regal or Chrysler Le Baron gleams hopefully among older Coupe de Villes, Torinos...

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