I’m driving long days and seeing friends in addition, so there’s not really time to write, but let me just say that I pulled off I-44 today to drive Route 66 from Miami, Oklahoma to Tulsa – and all I can say is wow. You would think that Route 66 would be a well-marked, touristy [...]
Monthly Archives: January 2012
It’s fabulous riding from state to state and getting some of the local news. Ohio’s Republican governor has begun implementing a plan to privatize some of the state’s prisons. America’s prisons are a national disgrace, a waste of human life and an outrage against human dignity. But privatizing them sounds like a transparently terrible idea. [...]
Columbus is a well-swept, prosperous city, with large corporate buildings and the usual appurtenances of a state capital. There are public parks, immaculately kept, and solid-looking public institutions. There are twenty- (maybe even thirty-?) storey office buildings. I slept the night before in my tent, and while the weather is very mild, January camping is [...]
Columbus – a substantial city, in feel about the size of Richmond, but with a great deal more architectural style. It’s also frighteningly clean and on a Saturday morning there is absolutely no one there. A city with everything but people. It has a fabulous old library. “BIBLIOTHECA FONS ERUDITIONIS” – a library is a [...]
Picture from a Pennsylvania rest stop. No information given as to who these three men are, though of course we may presume. Just three pictures in a glass case outside a bathroom.
I crossed the Delaware out of New York state on the feast of the Epiphany. I will be on the road for awhile.
There are new regulations in place as of 2012 which allow new species to be described in the vernacular. Since Latin-death, like climate change, tends to accelerate rather than slow down, this could mean the whole edifice will come crashing down. That said, I suspect a lot of this is aimed at speeding up the [...]
One of the strange and unpleasant things about being away from my cabin is the fact that I can be contacted at any moment, and, being in need of employment, I have nothing particularly better to do; and so I find myself constantly opening my phone, or refreshing my computer screen, like a five-year-old trying [...]