As vivid dreams near
Beware of thoughts in the night
Morning will be bright
According to several sources:
William Least Heat-Moon, aka William Lewis Trogdon (born August 27, 1939) is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. He is the author of a bestselling trilogy of topographical U.S. travel writing.
Blue Highways, spent 34 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list in 1982-83, is a chronicle of a three-month-long road trip that Least Heat Moon took throughout the United States in 1978 after losing his teaching job and separating from his first wife.
Along the journey, Trogdon re-examined his Osage roots and changed his name to that Indian name given by him at birth—William Least Heat Moon—not in rejection of his Anglo heritage, but rather as a celebration of both ancestries.
According to NNDB, Blue Highways is considered one of the critical works of highway literature in America.
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This week’s prompt
William Least Heat-Moon’s novel,
“Beware thoughts that come in the night”
Credits for background of William Least Heat-Moon