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American Motel by Eric Cousineau — Sleepless Everywhere "They have worries, they're counting the miles, they're thinking about where to sleep tonight, how much money for gas, the weather, how they'll get there--and all the time they'll get there anyway, you see." — Jack Kerouac, On the Road, Part 3, Ch. Our relationship with intermediary places of rest is ambiguous. The ubiquitous La Quintas, Motel 8s, Days Inns and Holiday Expresses that litter today’s highway exits are for quick over-night stays or cheap holiday stops near American tourist-industry pleasure parks such as 6-Flags or Disney World.  These motel chains, along with food and shopping-mall chains, have homogenized American architecture and have successfully erased all … [Read more...]