Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Icon of the American Roadside, Exit 34, Gulfport, Ms. (DS09)

The title should really be "Wafflehawks." The full size photo is amazing in that it captures so much detail inside the restaurant. But if I post that, assholes will steal it and post it on their blogs--or, worse, news websites--and not credit me or even ask permission.

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Monday, May 04, 2009


Here's Erich landing in Norwood two weekends ago. We had a great time shuttling around eastern Mass. and having dinner in Provincetown. The pics are on Flickr.

Now I'm in Manhattan for meetings. Meade and I just bought our plane tickets to Atlanta for DEEP SOUTH 09. It truly is on.

I am working a lot and haven't slept (well) in three days. Perhaps tonight will be the night.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (DH09)

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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Castle Island, 2008

Posted this last night and am moving it up to the top of the page for the weekend.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Two Trips to the Carolinas

29 point-and-shoot photos from the last two weeks of work travel:

Full set here.

I need to start bringing the SLR on all trips, as I promised to do. Too many missed opportunities here, especially when in low light situations.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

24 Hours in San Francisco

I think of San Francisco as a place where things, both good and bad, end up. Hopes, dreams, midwesterners, poverty, people with a flair for social justice, ships, fog, centuries of immigrants, diverse culinary traditions, etc. Everything is packed into this postage stamp of hilly land where nothing makes sense. The city is chaos.

In keeping with the general theme of my life--improbability--I like to end up in places where I don't really belong. I can't tell how anything else in San Francisco belongs in San Francisco, so I like it there. I visit about once a year, and I had the opportunity to drop in on the city this past week.

I chose 50 or so images from a day of riding buses around the city on a borrowed Muni pass. Please have a look below, and note that there are photos of more than just taxis. More information about each photo is available from my Flickr account, which you can access by clicking on any photo below.

Rock on.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

ABBQ: Great Success!

I'm snowed in here in Somerville and just posted ALL of the good photos from ABBQ. I'll be blogging many here over the next few ...years. Photos look better on black anyway.

I'm also going to try embedding a slideshow here, which you can mess around with:

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Monday, September 15, 2008

NCBBQ Blogging Comes to an End!

For the first time ever, I've finished blogging about one of my road trips. NCBBQII lasted just four days but inspired a lot of material. Here is a link to the collection of photosets on Flickr. If you want to read more about the trip, just use the tag link below.

I'll post a few shots from NCBBQ Part XI: The Homeward Trek above. After that, it's on to blogging the UP--the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

From NCBBQII Pt 5: Dillard's Bar-B-Q, Durham, NC

Full set on Flickr.

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From NCBBQII Pt 5: Dillard's Sign, North Side

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From NCBBQII Pt 5: Twin Meals at Dillard's

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From NCBBQII Pt 5: Dillard's Barbecue

Full set on Flickr

That's supposedly South Carolina-style barbecue--it's yellow because of a heavy dosage of either mustard or mustard flour. Dillard's definitely provides service with a smile and a full array of sides. Their unusually spherical hushpuppies taste almost like donut holes.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

NCBBQII Part The Fourth: From Ayden to Beaufort and Back

It was still the first day of our trip, a Friday. We'd had unbelievable experiences driving from DC to B's and then down to Ayden. For the rest of the day, we explored the rural east, discovered a large industrial port complex in Morehead City, got some alright cue at Roland's in nearby Beaufort, then took a dip at Atlantic Beach. The sun was setting fast, so we rolled up the unlit backroads back to Greenville and discovered an unexpectedly vibrant bar scene there. The gin and beer were basically free, so I took full advantage.

Here are the best photos from this leg of the trip. Click a photo and you can see it larger on Flickr.

Guns, Knives & Tits

Barn Trio


Topless Barn

Christian Cream Donuts, New Bern, NC

Worship Him (Store) Near New Bern, NC

Beaufort, NC Fire Dept Ford C-Series Reserve Pumper

Beaufort, NC Fire Dept GMC Brigadier Pumper

Roland's BBQ, Beaufort, NC

Hushpuppies at Roland's BBQ
This is what hushpuppies are supposed to look like--not that crap you get at Redbones.

Roland's House BBQ Sauce, Beaufort, NC

Birds, Atlantic Beach, NC




Rob L at Quality Inn, Greenville

The next morning it was on to the Research Triangle for some South Carolina style 'cue, then on to Lexington for some of Lexington No. 1's famous product.

Stay tuned...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

I hope this doesn't happen again tomorrow.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Two Evenings on the Mississippi

Because I'm extremely stressed and am experiencing typical life conflicts, I'm uploading twenty pictures of Mississippi River traffic that I took in New Orleans this March. That was a good trip with what I'd call creatively used downtime. Between convention and dinner, I'd walk down to the riverwalk, buy an Abita draft in a plastic cup, and sit down with my camera. Just like my adolescent days in McNeill Park in Queens, though I wasn't a beer drinker then.

Go to the photoset for more detail.

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Looters WILL be shot, Take Two

Take One here.

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Flag of the Bywater, New Orleans

This old flag survived Katrina and who knows what else...

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Engine 9, New Orleans

From this past March.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hospital Bound

Rear-ending in Teele today.

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Extracting Victim

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