Notre-Dame de Kansas

This post is from a series of articles chronicling a 2020 cross-country trip with my wife and two daughters and a boyfriend, from California to Ohio (to visit family) and Pennsylvania (to drop off my oldest daughter at grad school), and then back. We spent over five weeks on the road…

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Browsing Broadens the Mind

As I said yesterday, I don't have the collecting gene. I don't collect photographs, I don't collect cameras, I don't collect books. I do have a collection of books, I'm just not a collector. That's an important distinction. There's also an important distinction between a collection (a bunch of books,…

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Our Daily Outrage

It's a seven-hour drive back from the Mojave National Preserve, up I-15, one of the most boring drives in the entire country, and so I did what I often do when I'm in the car alone with nothing much to do. I listened to right-wing radio. There's Rush Limbaugh, the…

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Back to the Mojave, Day Two

I don't normally publish on a Saturday but I missed a day this week and I wanted to share a few images from day two of my trip back to the Mojave National Preserve. For four weeks last year I lived inside the park in housing provided by the National…

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Back to the Mojave, Day One

Right now I'm in Baker, California, a feed and fuel stop for the Vegas-bound, right at the edge of the Mojave National Preserve. I've been making images with the iPhone 12 Max Max and I'm putting together a nice review—only that takes time and I wanted to share some of…

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The Man In the Mulch

Writing this blog has proven so far to be rewarding in many ways but sometimes it can become a bit of a rabbit hole. This post, for example, was initially going to be a short post, sharing an odd public sculpture that we came across in Missouri. We were on…

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Small Concussions In the Distance

I've driven across the United States dozens of times, usually a round trip every year for the past sixteen years, and before this year I've never had trouble finding things to do. The trips I take take time, usually two weeks from California to Ohio to visit family, then two…

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