gardens of revelation ii 2

The Garden of Eden, of Lucas, Kansas, is one of the most evocative roadside attractions in the U.S. Built in 1907 by Civil War Veteran Sam Dinsmoor, it is also the country’s oldest intact folk art complex.  At times called Visionary or Outsider art, it displays an elaborate set of […]

northern bird brain: review of mcbride’s good lord bird

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride My rating: 1 of 5 stars The Good Lord Bird is an example of an overhyped (National Book Award winner), deeply flawed contemporary title, which the PC-mavens must adore for it potential virtue-signaling, as I can’t think of another reason. This wreckage of […]

mid-coast maine 2

“Maine, along with Florida, is the most geographically isolated of the lower forty-eight, which may explain its agelessness. Although only the 11th largest, it feels massive by northeastern standards, and wild beyond this New Englander’s imagination, the wildness compounded by a sense of enormity – and isolation.” p.25, Borderlands USA […]

northern wilding

Come explore the wilds of our northern border with Canada. Long heralded as the longest peaceful (since 1813 or so) border in the world, it also boasts unimaginable wilderness and a handful of wild, out-of-the-way National Parks.  [please hover over images for captions] Not long ago, dense forest was everywhere. […]

coastal maine

Coastal Maine is like no other in the States.  Austere. Cold. Foggy. Mega-tidal.  The water in September is winteresque.  I spent a weekend in Sebasco, south of West Bath, east of Casco Bay, with family, and recalled that Maine in its entirety was one of the greatest discoveries of my […]

neglected north

See the neglected northern border in its full glory.  Shots supplement those in the Borderlands USA color ebook.  [please hover over images for captions] ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]