Miles of Hats on the Fourth of July in Lima, Peru

“It’s Independence Day back home and I am with a couple of young Americans who make me homesick, Miles and Chris, or Mee-lays and Crease. We are independent, more or less, and certainly free to live our lives as we will. This is not the land of Obama and the rule of the elite back home.

Here in Lima we are men of our own making, the dream our our founding fathers for us, a dream now turned to a nightmare, according to me, thanks to a ruling clique of low-rent Philosopher Kings. But all is not lost, as I find in chatting with these young Californians on the road in Lima.”