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Kia lives in Milwaukee with his wife.

Halfway home, a stop at Ruby Roasters

By the time Kendall said something, we’d already missed the turn. It was Friday afternoon a couple of days before New Year’s Eve and the roads and skies and fields were indistinguishable greys. My wife and I we’re headed south on US-10, making our way from Mercer in Wisconsin’s far north...

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