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A Few From Yellowstone

The last couple of times I went to Yellowstone in early- to mid-June, it was pretty cold and the crowds weren’t too bad yet. This time, not so much: it was ten degrees warmer, and already crowded. I guess I’ll need to start going in May. Thanks, global warming.


A Rant About Wildlife Jams

Look, I realize it’s a national park, and there are animals here you don’t get to see every day. I understand that you’re excited to see the bison. So how about, just a thought, if you could pull off the road to take your pictures?

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Moments From The Road

The random things you see.



I was tired of not traveling, so I decided to stop doing that. This is my new blog.

Gas Price

Escape From New Jersey

I’d planned on doing this a couple weeks sooner, but owing to a work obligation, it ended up being the second week in January that I made my escape and my first cross-country drive in a few years. Those weeks make a difference as winter gets underway.

Texas State Line

Texas: A Modest Proposal

Since Barack Obama's reëlection, we've been hearing from a bunch of people who are so upset that they want to secede from the Union. Not surprisingly, this sentiment is centered largely around Texas, where there is a widely-held but incorrect belief that the state, unique among the fifty, reserves the right to secede at will.

Revel Casino

Revel, the New Joint

Revel Atlantic City, the new joint in town, sure looks nice, but I'm struggling to find the cool.

Cuban Cigars

Screw You Guys, I’m Going To Canada

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” Republicans took to the internet, declaring that they were moving to Canada to escape the socialist tyranny of universal health care. I decided to go to Canada to see how it’s working out for them.

East 666

The Highway of the Beast

Drive the Highway to Hell.


Abandoned America: Cuervo, NM

The town of Cuervo, New Mexico, began in 1901 when the railroad came thorough. Then Route 66 came, and the town’s population peaked in the 1940s at over 300. And then the Interstate literally came through town: right through the middle of it, ripping up roads and tearing down houses. It’s dead now.