The Man From Waukegan is a man born and raised in an industrial town halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago. Thirty years ago he graduated from its high school and left for foreign adventure. Twenty years ago he returned home to enlist in his childhood goal of the US Marines. He later left his twin homes of Waukegan and the Marines for a new life in Australia. Ten years ago both his parents died and he returned to Waukegan to bury them and sell their home. He had not returned until the Indian Summer of October 2003. The Man From Waukegan spends a two-week trip meeting his old friends and walking in his old haunts that lead to self-discovery. He learns that not only do some things in the outwardly transformed Waukegan never change, but that the new inhabitants from different States and countries subconsciously adopt and preserve the traditions of the Waukegan he knew.