Category Archives: travel

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike Part 1

Before the asphalt was even poured, the turnpike was born of abandonment. Today the tunnels are in a precarious situation– caught between conservation efforts and financial realities, and merit more than the casual interest of road trippers. Continue reading

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Hello out there Isle of Man reader!

Another new country! Somebody out there from Isle of Man checked in, probably after a relaxing Sunday spent playing a game of cammag with friends. Thank you reader for giving me a two for one day in terms of geographic … Continue reading

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Scopolamine, Upstream Color and Premature Burial

Vice magazine‘s two year old documentary covers the varied and nefarious uses of scopolamine, an extract from the seeds of the Datura plant. Though the exact toxicity level of the drug is unknown, even very small amounts can result in death. At … Continue reading

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Dominique You, as in “more badass than…”

I found this plaque on a New Orleans cemetery crypt a few years ago. They compare Dominique You, a turn of the century “privateer, pirate, and soldier” to French knight Pierre Terrail, seignur de Bayard, and I think it’s pretty hot. Go look at … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart

I came across this truck on my 2007 trip to Grand Isle. This would have been two years after Hurricane Katrina, and the area was still empty and blown-over. There was nowhere to buy food or sleep, telephone poles stood … Continue reading

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The estuary people, they make do.

Shown are power lines extending over the Mississippi delta, somewhere just North of Grand Isle. I love Grand Isle. It’s just a slip of land right on the Gulf of Mexico, made up of silt and will. If you like … Continue reading

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Listen for the Train.

Spirit of the Beehive just became my next movie to watch. I love 1970’s movies. Check out the Wikipedia page for the movie.

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