Eric J. Obermeyer

Eric J. Obermeyer writes from Calumet, Michigan.

Latest by Eric J. Obermeyer in Chronicles

  • Passage of a Rite
    November 2016

    Passage of a Rite

    This was the first time I’d gone deer hunting alone. Granted, I had often engaged in the act of hunting by myself. Ever since I was old enough to hunt apart from someone else, my practice had been to split up from the others after a brief initial hike.

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  • April 2004

    Blood and Iron Pyrite

    During the late 19th century, when the star of American industrial power was on the rise, protectionist Pennsylvania Congressman William Kelley declared, “A people who cannot supply their own demand for iron and steel, but purchase it from foreigners beyond seas, are not independent . . . they are politically dependent.”

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