On every street in the center of town there are multiple cameras aimed in multiple directions, making it impossible to have a moment of privacy. […]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
This morning, some visiting extended family members and I took a trip to the little-known pocket beach called Goodies Beach in Rockport, Maine. It was a sunny day, the water was warm enough to swim in with a bit of pluck, and we were all having a blast noodling about with buckets, shovels, splashes, hermit […]
I saw Greenland’s mountains. I saw the actual mountains. The rocks. […]
Visions of Florida tourism, from VisitFlorida and from the Escambia County Health Department. […]
It’s a subtle indicator like this that a real pro looks for in a casino.
Come to think of it, perhaps this sign should be placed throughout the gambling establishment.
The most recent signal to me that I am a middle-aged dork: On the way to my hotel in Atlanta, tonight, I passed by an “adult novelty” store called Inserection. The thought came to my mind, “That’s a misspelling. Don’t they realize that’s a turn off?”
A few months ago, I was visiting the city of Portland, Maine and parked along a street for an hour or so. The parking meters on that street were set a few feet away from the curb. Not seeing my alloted parking meter, I didn’t feed it a coin.
When I returned to my […]
Come visit Louisiana – where you can pick up free oil on the seashore! […]
Although halfway up the coast of Maine is farther north than Toronto, Canada, in the winter the weather here is often more like that in Pennsylvania, the ocean warms the air so much. Spring’s here, or at least that’s what the crocus tells me:
But the harbors here haven’t bloomed yet. They’re still in […]
Since the the November 2009 vote in Maine to abolish marriage equality by passing Ballot Question 1, I’ve been looking at the vote in greater detail, tallying up and mapping results for the towns of Maine from county to county. In most counties there has been variation to show, with some towns voting to ban […]
Are you and your same-sex partner planning a trip to Washington County, the most Northeastern of the coastal counties in the state of Maine? Looking for the first sunrise in Eastport or a quasi-Canadian experience in Calais? Consider what kind of reaction you’ll get: as the map below shows, with two exceptions each and every […]
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