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Post photographer Michael Williamson is traveling across the country covering the economic situation.

Half a Tank: Along Recession Road Archive: Behind the Wheel

An S.O.S Along The Road & A Reporter's New Role

John El, a resident of Tent City in Nashville. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Out of nowhere, John El asked me to write this down: “Ronald Gene Tye, your brother is trying to find you. Please contact...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 22, 2009; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Souvenirs from Tent City

The back of the rental car the morning after we visited Tent City. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A book with a chewed up spine sits on my motel bed. A homeless songwriter gave it to me,...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 18, 2009; 7:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Mirrors, Thin Walls And Cheap Motels

We considered booking a room at this motel in Glenvar, Va. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post PULASKI COUNTY, Va.--Cheap motels have thin walls and I can hear Michael at his computer. It’s 3 a.m. and he’s editing photos....

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 8, 2009; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Fork in the Road (Auction Today!)

The brochure box was empty, but would a crowd come? Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post EN ROUTE TO ROANOKE, VA.--Most road trips have a starting point and a final destination--addresses that can be punched into MapQuest or Yahoo....

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 5, 2009; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Heading South On I-81

Driver's eye view of a suprisingly truck free Interstate 81. Photo by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post ALONG INTERSTATE 81--We were driving toward the lightning in the distance – “flickering on and off like a street lamp with a loose...

By Theresa Vargas  |  June 3, 2009; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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