In Iowa: Rolling Toward Peoria

Across the aisle of the bus, two cast members struggle to recall whether they had their last schnapps party in West Lafayette or East Lansing. It was definitely butterscotch schnapps. -- Could it have been South Bend? A night in Omaha (or was it Iowa City?) remains memorable for klieg lights and a good soda machine. The bus driver, meanwhile, wonders whether it was in Madison or Des Moines that he last had his vehicle washed.

The past is a glittering blur. Let us attend to the questions of the moment: Where are we right now, and how far do we...

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