Two and a half Men

I’d driven through Malibu a few times but never really stopped. I don’t know anybody there. The one time I did stop to check it out, I couldn’t find a parking spot. I pulled into a small “Mall” (Dume?)

Desert …peace.

U2 released “The Joshua Tree” and featured an actual “tree’ on their cover. Obviously they didn’t identify exactly WHICH tree for fear it would be ..harmed. I admire that. An hour or so north of Palm Springs, southern California


“Keep it weird” is Portland, Oregon’s unofficial slogan. I love it and yes, it IS weird. Recently they allowed people to pump their own gas? I assume this had something to do with keeping employment, but odd to me.

Elvis anyone?

(The following was written at a time on the road with a bit “grrr” – but not to be mistaken for the people or experience with them. Just grumpy at the time – I decided to leave it as

Some road in England …

Years back I went to England and Scotland with my (then) girlfriend. She had relatives there (who were awesome), but 2 weeks later I came back home and realized I hadn’t actually seen 1 Beatle thing! I’m a HUGE


“Agnostic” is a good word to get yourself out of an uncomfortable conversation. It sounds “rightly so”, is a ‘title’ or ‘category’ beyond ‘atheist’, but most don’t really understand its meaning – including me. That’s why I use it.

A significant ‘hug’.

She said “34 C” or some such freeway exit into her home in this large U.S. city. (Not the one pictured.) Well, I stupidly take “34- B” by accident and figure “oh well, I’ll just drive another mile or

Hotels Schmotels

On the road for about 5 hours, just inching into “somewhere” Alabama, I pulled over to  ‘spit-in-the-bucket’ corner store under the freeway to get a 6-pack and ask if there were a place to stay. “It’s Sunday! We don’t