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Boardwalk Taffy – Asbury Park and Soft Serve – Bethlehem, PA

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Asbury Park Boardwalk circa 1977

Wish I had some photos but I did save the postcard. @criterion_ap on the boardwalk at #asburypark. In the 70s, my grandmother sent my sister a tub of #taffy for her birthday that we all shared. It usually lasted until … Continue reading »

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Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Circuit, The Howard Johnson’s, The Mermaid Mural

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

My brother and I visited Asbury Park, New Jersey recently to see for ourselves the new development that everyone from Travel & Leisure to The New York Times have been featuring. We didn’t stop by a real estate sales center, however. We did what Bruce Springsteen and older Asbury residents have done for years on hot, summer nights: we drove … Continue reading »

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Casper, Wyoming

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

 

America Theatre. Downtown Casper

America Theatre. Downtown Casper

Lady Gaga on the radio; Dick Cheney Federal Building in the background.

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Asbury Park Boardwalk – Old Howard Johnson’s Restaurant

Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Asbury Park Boardwalk, outside the old Howard Johnson's

Asbury Park Boardwalk, outside the old Howard Johnson’s

“Bones and I still go to the Jersey Shore every summer but we no longer look for our future wives. When the pretty girls pass us on the beach, we ignore their straw cowboy hats … Continue reading »

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Badlands

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

badlands denmark 2014 import 060

The Badlands. Interior, South Dakota. The Lakota Sioux named this desolate land the “Badlands” because it was such a difficult place to cross.

The golden sand mounds there swirl in your head with all the failures that brought you there.

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Goodbye Summer 2010!

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Old motels and theatres…

Guy with No Country For Old Men Hair Grabbed and Twisted My Neck When I asked What Time Turn Down Service Was

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BOLIVIA BOUND

Friday, April 17th, 2009

 

            I love flying American Airlines out of Miami back to Atlanta; because American flies out of the international terminal there, I feel like I’ve traveled to another continent.  After a weekend in the sun looking … Continue reading »

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DIXIE – 1977

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

You’re ten and it’s 1977. You’re riding with three others in the back of an Oldsmobile. You’re from the North and know very little about the South. At that moment, you are in the heart of Dixie, having left South of the Border hours ago, while it was still light. As you ride, you dream in … Continue reading »

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