At Home on the Road
The Walmart parking lot in Butte, Montana resembled a campground. More than twenty RVs, campers and travel trailers were parked on the outskirts when we arrived in the late afternoon. The vehicles varied from top-of-the-line, bus-shaped motor homes to old, creaking models that had seen far better days. Our 1986 Toyota Escaper fell toward the less attractive end of ...
“In an Instant:” From Affluence to Bankruptcy in Denver’s Housing Meltdown
Bob and Callae didn't know it, but in 2007 their family was on the precipice of a devastating slide from affluence to bankruptcy. They lived in an upscale Denver neighborhood, were members of a country club and employed a nanny for their two young boys.
We arrived in Eskridge, Kansas on the Maisie DeVore Highway. It said so right on the big green road sign outside of town. We were on a tour of rural Kansas with friends from Topeka and were prepared to roll right through Eskridge without stopping. It wouldn't have taken long; the town's population is about 500. But the ...