High Country Graveyard

With Covid in full swing last fall, my wife Shawna and I were looking for a pandemic-appropriate getaway. We decided on a mountain cabin rental outside of Fairplay (the inspiration for the South Park cartoon series) and spent the better part of the week hiking, driving scenic roads, or bumming around the cabin. Of course, … Continue reading High Country Graveyard

Windfarm in White

One of the few things that break up the monotony of driving across the rural midwest is coming across a windfarm. For untold miles nothing but soybeans, and suddenly, an army of quietly spinning sentinels appears. From a distance, there is a languid grace to their movement, at dusk the synchronized blinking of their aircraft … Continue reading Windfarm in White

Phila-fucking-delphia

We’ve all heard things about Philadelphia and Philadelphians. They’re mean. They throw snowballs at Santa Claus. They’re assholes who got dressed down by Bill Burr when they wouldn’t stop booing comedians at a show. They’re just the embodiment of the nasty, brutish, always-in-a-rush sterotype of the big city, particularly East Coast, denizen. And you know … Continue reading Phila-fucking-delphia

Atomic Tourism

I found out only recently that there a few nuclear power plants around the country which were abandoned mid-construction. And you can go to some of them! Strictly speaking, you’re not allowed to go to them, but we are really splitting hairs. So it was that a clear winter’s morning found us traipsing through some … Continue reading Atomic Tourism