It’s Hawaii Week!

August 08, 2011

Filed in: Hawaii, Kansas, The Home Front

Along about January or February or possibly as late as March, when it became clear that the 50th State project was pretty much dead in the water and T wasn’t going to get a job before the severance ran out and the health care self-pay wasn’t going to drop below $800 per month, I penciled out this...

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The Ant and the English Major

April 17, 2011

Filed in: Hawaii, The Middle Ages, The Way We Live Now

O my beautiful brothers and sisters of the Interwebs, I have something to tell you.

We are now 126 days away from my 50th birthday—from the day I was supposed to have reached all 50 states. Which was the ostensible point of this blog.
Guess what? It’s not gonna happen.

As my loyal readers...

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July 4—tick tick, boom boom

July 05, 2010

Filed in: Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, North Dakota, The Way We Live Now

Happy bday, USA.

I celebrated by standing alone (don’t ask) for three hours watching a hometown parade in a town that was not my hometown. The barrier to entry for this particular parade was charmingly low—if you owned a motor vehicle, preferably some kind of large truck, and/or could reliably...

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My states! My poor states!

April 04, 2009

Filed in: Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, North Dakota

Okay, first, you may have seen that Mt. Redoubt erupted and has pretty much kept on erupting since March 22. We flew right beside Redoubt – it’s on the same peninsula as where we went bear viewing.

In fact, while we were taking our scary/thrilling ride over there, L., the broken crazy bearish...

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Coincidences 1 & 2

February 18, 2008

Filed in: Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, The Home Front

* How cool is this? The superfabulous Peabody Essex Museum, which I have written about elsewhere, is sponsoring a talk on “Keeping the fire in the dark moon times.” Guess which three dark-moon states, out of the 50, they’ve chosen to highlight? Massachusetts. Alaska. Hawaii. My states, all. 

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