December 13, 2010 12:00 AM

The Iowa Aura: In Fairfield, You Can't Help Picking Up The Maharishi Vibes

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — I spent two days in this little town hemmed in by farms and on both days became strangely sleepy about 3 p.m. Like, oppressively I-could-sleep-now-and-not-wake-up-until-the-morning sleepy. I attributed the weariness to the usual: not enough rest, early-morning runs, the oh-so-taxing life of a travel writer. Then I mentioned the phenomenon to a local. A knowing smile spread across her face.

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