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Protecting America From Beach Shirts

I just had a strange man rub his hands all over my upper body. It was not a physical encounter I had requested.

I was checking in at the airport, for a flight to return home from a vacation at the beach. I was wearing a loose shirt I had on me to keep cool [...]

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

Guns, wedding gowns, cold beer. I think one of these things at Hussey’s General Store in Windsor, Maine does not belong with the other two, but I can’t decide which it is.

This is the opposite of what happens in the big cities, where specialty shops like Filipino groceries or antique travel book shops [...]

At The Airport

Slab City, Maine

If you head westish out of Lincolnville Center, Maine, as I did today, you’ll run into a place named “Slab City” on the map. As you can see from the photo I snapped over an open field, it’s not really a city and I couldn’t find anything like a slab. This whole part of [...]

Ukranian Cronax Personal Transportation System Provides Alternative to Segway and Hovertrax

An amazing feature of the Cronax transportation system is that it doesn’t change the appearance of the people who use it. What’s more, the Cronax can go for decades without need of repair. [...]

CryptoMuseum

Alas, I couldn’t find Avon Street.

Should I search for it?

The prize may be “actual hair samples of Abominable Snowmen, Bigfoot, Yowie, and Orang Pendek” or “fecal matter from a small Yeti.”

Will You Take This Chance To Live On Mars In 10 Years?

Mars One yesterday announced that it is planning to begin a human colony on Mars beginning in the year 2023 – just ten years from now. [...]

The Other Side Of Vast

Tomorrow, I know that I will arrive on the other side of this, but at the moment, it seems impossible that anything so vast can have sides.

The Joy Of Ground Transportation

I stepped out my front door and walked a quarter mile to a bus that took me the first 30 minutes of my trip for just $1.50.

I arrived at another Greyhound bus terminal where the shops around the departure gate include the range of an small city, rather than a set of highly restricted [...]

They Call this Bar Salt of the Earth

$19 burgers. The duck liver mousse is $6.

Bedbug Carrying Case From Hammacher Schlemmer

Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a big sleeping bag with a hood, pictured here, saying that it’s made of special fabrics that will thwart bedbugs from crawling up against you during the night and biting you. The company calls it a bedbug cocoon, for use in hotel rooms.

There’s one big hole I can see in [...]