That's the idea, at least. I'm walking westward from New York City for nine months or so.
If everything goes according to plan, I'll be in Oregon when the clock runs out.
If nothing goes according to plan, maybe I'll end up in Peru or Mongolia or Pennsylvania.
You can read all about the details of my trip
if you're so inclined.
The name changes to this paper are fascinating (by which I mean tedious):
1939: Minneapolis Daily Star + The Minneapolis Journal = Star-Journal
1982: Star-Journal + Minneapolis Tribune = Minneapolis Star and Tribune
1987: Star Tribune
present: colloquially Star Trib or Strib
My uncle used to work here and it’s a very beautiful gothic look inside
I think we will one day explain to our grandchildren that before the internet the daily news was actually printed on paper and delivered to our driveways. They will look at us in amazement that news wasn’t delivered in real time.
Make sure to let James Lileks (www.lileks.com) know about this one!