Monday, May 15, 2006

The Second Night's Stop

When I launched my latest spinoff in the WWYG?! empire back in February (Why Won't You Write?!), it was for two purposes.

The first one, and the one that any visitors have seen when they went there to this point, was to provide a digital resting place for my brief career as a college sports journalist. Anyone who has read my weekly entries entitled The Authority Speaks have read, laughed at my ineptitude, and moved on with their lives.

But Why Won't You Write?! had a second purpose that I am introducing today . . . to provide a similar resting place for my one piece of long-term, long-form research--my Masters degree history thesis. It is entitled "The Second Night's Stop": Effects of U.S. Highway 301, Tourism, and Interstate 95 Upon Statesboro, Georgia, 1950-1975.

It is much different than what you usually read under my internet name and I predict that far fewer of my regular readers will even bother to give it a try. (It is, after all, a very long document.) But I haven't posted the entire thing all at once. In fact, it has taken me months of sporadic work to even get the initial chapter ready for viewing.

So, if you are interested in giving it a skim or a careful, (cringe-worthy) read, here is what you will find at this point.

This addition to Why Won't You Write?! may serve to explain why I have provided a link to James Lilek's American Motel website. The historical postcards of classic American motels that he provides is spiritually connected to the overall subject of my thesis. (But his work is in no way OFFICIALLY connected to anything that I write or display.)

Anyway, I hope you like it and find some of it interesting. My ongoing work on resurrecting this work won't detract from the mindless ephemera that you have come to expect on Why Won't You Grow?!

Thank you and Namaste.

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