Tag Archives: Pictures from the Long Haul

Michael James :
Parachute opens, sunflowers & stolen bikes, New Age networks, thinking about the champs, 1983

The big open field suddenly rushed closer and I hit the ground with a grateful, relieved, welcome thump and tumble. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 2, 2016 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … finish reading Michael James :
Parachute opens, sunflowers & stolen bikes, New Age networks, thinking about the champs, 1983

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Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

The season was done and I was a sad boy, one ‘mizzable bastard,’ to use my dad’s expression. But I jumped into the cooling waves and was rejuvenated. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2015 [In … finish reading Michael James :
Loving the bums, another march on Washington, bonding with my kids, and the White Sox lose to the Orioles, 1983

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Michael James :
The beach house, south to Mexico, and a
rainbow victory, 1983

From this tiny spot on the edge of the earth I ventured out into the world, seeking adventures and trying to make Mother Earth a better place. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | May 12, 2015 [In this … finish reading Michael James :
The beach house, south to Mexico, and a
rainbow victory, 1983

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Michael James :
Coin, Durango & Hannibal: On the road with Jesse James, 1979

By noon Jesse and I were on the road, rolling west toward Durango, Colorado, to visit my ex-pro-football-playing friend David Meggyesy. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | December 10, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Coin, Durango & Hannibal: On the road with Jesse James, 1979

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Michael James :
Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

I was in a phase of life when I was trying to integrate radical politics, spirituality, and personal growth and development. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | November 11, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
Spreading the word and the love with ‘The Heartland Journal,’ 1979-2005

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Michael James :
A solo run west, ChicagoFest and Maxwell Street, and a taste for electoral politics, 1979

Halsted by Maxwell had a great hot dog stand which I frequented during late night hunger attacks for polish sausages smothered with grilled onions and hot peppers and greasy fries on the side. By Michael James | The Rag Blog … finish reading Michael James :
A solo run west, ChicagoFest and Maxwell Street, and a taste for electoral politics, 1979

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Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

After opening the Heartland Café in 1976, trips bolstered my positive outlook about life, and probably kept me sane. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from his … finish reading Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

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Michael James :
Heartland takes root with new workers & friends, arson on my birthday, and a rising, 1976-’79

My partners and I began to learn the ins and outs and challenges of running our business as we pioneered our community-oriented, left-leaning business model. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 [In this series, Michael … finish reading Michael James :
Heartland takes root with new workers & friends, arson on my birthday, and a rising, 1976-’79

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Michael James :
Gifts from the Great Spirit, tripping in NOLA, leaping forward & following a rainbow, 1975-’77

As the rain poured down and we cradled ourselves in the palm of a giant southern oak, Katy and I shook hands and committed to giving this restaurant thing a try. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | June … finish reading Michael James :
Gifts from the Great Spirit, tripping in NOLA, leaping forward & following a rainbow, 1975-’77

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Michael James :
Broken bones, Castle in the Sky, on the res, and meeting Katy Hogan, 1975-’76

Once, in an altered state, Duane and I climbed a fire tower in the night and looked over many square miles of pine trees under the stars. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | May 14, 2014 [In this … finish reading Michael James :
Broken bones, Castle in the Sky, on the res, and meeting Katy Hogan, 1975-’76

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Michael James :
To love we must fight: Serving the people mind, body, and soul, 1969-’76

Through Rising Up Angry, our message, influence, and notoriety ricocheted from kid to kid in neighborhoods across the city and beyond. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | April 23, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images … finish reading Michael James :
To love we must fight: Serving the people mind, body, and soul, 1969-’76

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Michael James :
‘Rising Up Angry’: Porch climbers, greasers, popcorn girl, and a family, 1968-’69

After my work in Uptown, I focused on bringing the movement, the revolution, to working class white kids, who had been overlooked by organizers. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | March 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James … finish reading Michael James :
‘Rising Up Angry’: Porch climbers, greasers, popcorn girl, and a family, 1968-’69

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