Just returned from a visit to the Midwest-Ann Arbor, Detroit[or to be formal le détroit du Lac Érié,” meaning “the strait of Lake Erie.”] and Chicago. Travel IS broadening.

Spent a day in Detroit and left via the broad avenues flanked by skyscrapers some inhabited some not. Detroit is a grand city. This exit provided the opportunity for an epiphany. If the USA is the Roman emoire, and we have/are falling, then Detroit is our Rome in its stately buildings and its rubble.