Road Trip

For Behold, Los Ojos in the Flesh!

Los Ojos in Jemez Springs

By the time you get here you’ll be glad you did

Someone said I ought to show you what it looks like. I hope they were right. Now it’ll just fill up with Albuquerque hipsters and the bikers won’t have anywhere to go. Yeah, right. Jemez Springs is nice, though. Quite the decent vibe. The first thing my wife said when we sat down at Los [...]

Odebolt, Iowa

downtown Odebolt, Iowa

Johnny got the brick lust blues

America made me take this picture. The America that was. It wanted to say something, possibly “Help!” or “Look, I’m still here!” This scene really grabbed me. I can’t say why, but I’m usually stirred by darkness under the surface. Odebolt (“OH-dee-bolt”) appears to be doing all right, though. Industrial agriculture and will power keep [...]

Larry Peters’ ’54 Chevy

Living the dream

Meet my new friend Larry Peters from O’Neill, Nebraska. That ’54 Chevy was his very first car and he still drives it! We were walking down the block from our hotel (which rates a post all its own) when I saw the car across the street from a bar with a bunch of Harleys parked [...]

Road Report: Inca Gold

baby alpaca

Not very old and freshly shorn

Nebraska should be so lucky. Everywhere we’ve been around Dubuque, the world is green and lush. It’s like a joke, almost. A cosmic face-slap. Today we sat out in the “garden room” and had our drinks while rain fell constantly but hardly made a sound as the great green sea of grass absorbed it like [...]

Road Trip: Iowa Mystery Photo

mystery grimaces in downtown Dubuque

Iowa, Iowa

The downtown art show in Dubuque did give me a somewhat unwelcome sense of deja vu—memories of when I used to sit for hours in a booth trying to look cheerful while no one bought anything—and it was hot and humid, but I don’t think either of those are what my wife and sister-in-law are [...]

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