Chicago O’Hare Airport. Mile upon mile of concrete runways with tiny quadrants of grass, and slow moving aircraft traffic criss-crossing ahead of us. We are in America. The eternal passport control awaits us, and thence to the open road. Five lanes in each direction, massive ten wheeler wagons belching un-green gases along in all but the not…
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