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Posts from the ‘US Travel’ Category

Orlando, FL is a Butthole


I’m at the Delta gate in the Orlando Airport about to completely lose my shit.  Plane’s delayed due to mechanical issues, and there are no fewer than 4 babies struggling with what can only be described, aurally, by having Axl Rose (now) trying to harmonize with a shrieking goat. Read more

Picture of a Ghost at Old Burying Point Cemetery (Salem, MA)


Greetings ghosts and ghouls. Before heading out to the arctic circle this week, I wanted to leave you with an inexplicable picture I took a few years back that will chill your bones. Read more

San Antonio Banderas

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The movie ‘Desperado’ plays low on the hotel TV. Low enough that the man propped up on the headboard can’t hear what the actors are saying. He starts making up the dialogue in his head:

“Do you like my hair?”

“Yes. It’s very nice.”

“The River Walk, not river talk.”

“Dios mio! Who are you?”

“Die!” Read more

A Day in the Swamp with Coyote Peterson


My friend Coyote Peterson is a cool dude.

Coyote is an adventurer/animal conservationist; he’s like a mix between Jack Hannah and Bear Grylls (without the ‘I can rip out your larynx’ special forces training). I’m convinced Coyote’s got a bit of a screw loose Read more

Border Runner



When I was younger, nothing generated more excitement than crossing state borders on road trips with the family. In my kiddie nascency, political borders  were far from arbitrary. As soon as the ‘Now Leaving’ and ‘Welcome To’ signs passed by, things just seemed different. Read more

Fort Worth Sizzle


Post #92 – In which Mike travels to Texas for work. 

SUV with longhorn rifle rack – Check

Googlemapped directions from DFW Airport to Fort Worth Omni Hotel – Check

Roadhouse Country station on satellite radio – Check

I hit the Texan freeways with my old friends Merle, Johnny, and Patsy. Read more

Chinchillas and Cheez Whiz: Philly Phinished

There’s nothing scarier then the sound of someone trying to get into your rented vacation apartment door when you have the defect of degenerative eyesight.  Read more

Hippie Dick

[Haven’t been posting as much because I’m writing things like this behind the scenes. Wanted to share something with you all, something I’ve been working on for a few weeks – it’s a middle piece from a puzzle not yet defined. Not quite where it needs to be, but I would love some help/feedback before shopping it. ] Read more

Talking Saints and Brotherly Love

“There’s a city in my mind

Come along and take that ride

And it’s all right, baby it’s all right”

‘Road to Nowhere’ by Talking Heads  Read more

Scouting Chicago

Went on a ‘scouting trip’ to Chicago; a trip where there’s really no time to explore, or get a feel for the city – at the mercy of time restraints and responsibilities – but, I took some notes for next time, and wanted to share some pics. Hope you like! Read more