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Making the case for donuts as the perfect road food

A pit stop beckoned as we passed through Buffalo last June, en route to our family vacation in Toronto. With a fateful swipe of her iPhone, my wife, Sara, steered us to Paula’s Donuts. It was such a delectable experience

Reporting from Sedalia, Mo., a quarter-century later

I was scrambling to find a job in late 1989, in advance of graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I had sent my resume to the Berkshire Eagle, a daily newspaper in western Massachusetts, and followed up

The road less safely traveled

I am not built for speed. I am more jogger than runner. Really, a slogger is what I am, content with 10-minute miles. Every outing is a battle, against some combination of wind, temperature and, mostly, mental weakness. But none