Don’t Get Into A Spaceship With A Madman

The UFO flew a few hundred feet off the ground, and slowly. Steady and flashing lights made it visible in the night sky, and it made a rumbling sound, almost like jet engines. It approached my car, swung around, and flew back the way it had come, in no particular hurry. Then it was gone. The Extraterrestrial Highway lived up to its billing.


Don’t Wear A Red Shirt

So, there I was at the Rio, when I began seeing people walking around in Starfleet uniforms. At first, it’s like, that’s weird. But when I saw a few more I suspected the Star Trek convention must be in town.


Apple TV (Or Whatever) In a Hotel

So you’re trying to plug something—Apple TV, Playstation, XBox, even a computer—into the HDMI jack on the television in your hotel room, and you’ve found the TV’s “input select” or “source” button isn’t working. I can help!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Revel, the New Joint

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