Kudzu 66

Get your kicks on Route 66. But at least at this stop, a lube job is out of the question.

Many Springs. One Pole.

Been through hundreds of small towns, none smaller than Many Springs, on Highway 160, so small that the city limit signs are on the same pole, back-to-back.

Ignored the Signs. Went In.

Johnnie’s Bar has been serving whiskey in downtown St. James since the Irish laborers built the railroad through here. Even from the outside, Johnnie’s looks foreboding, with its big neon Stag Beer sign over a doorway into cold, smoky darkness. … Read More


The forest is full of colorful creatures. Some are easy to see. Others blend in behind their creations. I kept walking…


Hang on. In 150 years you’ll look like this. Eventually somebody will come by and admire your grip.

Everything a bird needs.

Stopped at the general store. Noticed some home builders out front, their handiwork hanging on the general store sign. Good work, home builders.

Dogbutt on the City of New Orleans

Dogbutt reminded me about the time we drove to Centralia, Illinois, and jumped aboard the City of New Orleans, headed south. At Memphis, a fraternity joined the trip and settled in the club car for a night of partyin’ and … Read More

Save the Planet

These regal creatures once numbered a billion, back when Edgar Winter first sang “Save the Planet.” Now their numbers are down to 30 million. Damn, Edgar, is anybody listening? Down in the Mexico forest where the Monarchs winter, a recent … Read More