A Dandelion Grows in Cairo

A dandelion grows in Cairo, but not where you’d expect. I’m in Cairo, Illinois. Locals pronounce it care-oh. It’s a small town of 2,831 at the southernmost tip of the state, occupying the 9.08-square-mile interfluve at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. It’s a sweaty, summer afternoon, and I’m standing under the shade… Continue reading A Dandelion Grows in Cairo