When cemented in the past is a good thing (Drive Day 71 minus 14 years)

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Managua: photo by Gary Geboy

I need to see these monuments. In the midst of abject poverty and the stifling heat that destroys ambitions, these memorials shout aloud that something did change. I wonder what would happen if this were how wars were memorialized in North America. Maybe we wouldn’t need to tear them down.

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Cash for guns, then cemented in place

Follow this bonus-material blog and ride along on a one-year road trip that inspired the memoir The Drive: Searching for Lost Memories on the Pan American Highway. On sale now. Get yours through the buy-the-book links at the bottom of the landing page on my teresabrucebooks.com website or here or here. Planning a road trip? Buy the audiobook here. Like The Drive’s Facebook page and tweet back at me @writerteresa.

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