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Mama Said Blog This: All About Trains

Click to watch: "Catching Out with William T. Vollmann" From Vollman's Riding Toward Everywhere hide caption

itoggle caption From Vollman's Riding Toward Everywhere

We kinda went nuts for trains this week. Author William T. Vollmann stopped by to talk about his time hopping freights, and then someone from AlabamaMississippi (sorry, Mama) tacked on a Most Wonderful Song in the World Today — Robyn Hitchcock's "I Often Dream of Trains."

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Full read:
William T. Vollman Hops Trains, Lives to Tell All
Hobo, Interrupted, Still Dreams of Trains

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I ride in a train twice a day. To my dismay, I haven't had an orgasm once (unlike the woman spoken of in the audio slideshow). Lucky woman.

Sent by Nathan in Holland | 9:19 AM | 2-15-2008