Category Archives: Visits to the Valley

Their First Visit to the University of Michigan Law School

They visited the law school for the first time on a hot, late-August day.  It was mid-morning, and the temperature was already in the high 80s.  A typical Midwest summer day, it lay in wait under its high harsh sun … Continue reading

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A Conversation With Angie

In early spring of his freshman year, he made his first real acquaintance of someone of color. Sahaptin was lily white in almost all of its aspects, but the University was lightly integrated. Angie Mason had a deep ebony complexion … Continue reading

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The Marriage Proposal

In late November of their junior year, Mary and Derek went for diner at a combination bar/burger joint within easy walking distance from the campus and slightly beyond the one mile no-alcohol radius imposed upon the University by the Legislature.  … Continue reading

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Chapter One

TIME AND THE VALLEYEarly Summer 2013 I’m goin’ down to the dreaming fieldsBut what will be my harvest nowWhere every tear that falls on a memoryFeels like rain on the rusted plowRain on the rusted plow The Dreaming Fields, Matraca … Continue reading

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