“‘I felt like I followed that light shining all the way across the country … My journey was one of illumination. So to finally see that beacon up close, that flame of liberty, after seeing it in so many people I met across this land, it was overwhelming.’ Traveling by river became metaphoric: Just as rivers connect towns and cities, Mr. Moore said, he began exploring connections between people often separated by race, class and political stripe. ‘I wanted to see the country up close and personal at this interesting time, with the pandemic and all the political strife, to find out what it actually means to be American today.'” NYT (Gift Article): Two Years, 22 Rivers, 7,500 Miles. Crossing America by Canoe.