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Iowa

Iowa: Field of dreams field

June 27, 2013

Iowa: corn, writers, presidential politics.

I managed to get one of the three in my photo there, plus add America's pastime: baseball.

What's more American than Hollywood? Baseball? Corn? I love America for its diversity in who can claim being "typical" or "most" American. Is it the immigrant who grows up poor in New York City and becomes a millionaire? A fourth generation corn farmer who wears the stars and stripes on his overalls? A disadvantaged kid from nowhere, U.S.A. who works hard, gets lucky, and has a great mentor and becomes her state's governor?

It's all those people, and millions more. All Americans have a claim to being all-American.