Stress makes it hard to think

Giving up the delusion of control helps. Driving cross country is a great way to see the US of A in all its variation. And there’s more than one way to do it. East-west comes to mind first, and there’s the northern tier states, the southern tier, and the middle. Then there’s north-south—east coast, westContinue reading “Stress makes it hard to think”

Of Crackers & Yankees

We’re not so different. New Englanders think Southerns are all the same. And Southerns think Yankees are all the same. So I guess we’re even. Or maybe we’re more alike than we think. I’m a Maine Yankee, even though I don’t sound like one. People are skeptical when I say I’m from coastal Maine. NoContinue reading “Of Crackers & Yankees”

Driving from Maine to Arizona

I just moved to Arizona to start a new job. Seeing America from the interstate won’t give you a complete picture of our land and its people. But it does give you one side of it. Day 1: Maine to Pennsylvania The northeast has an excess of idiot drivers. I mean tailgaters, people who drive 80Continue reading “Driving from Maine to Arizona”

Black Mass: A Sort of Movie Review (Kinda)

Johnny Depp is a great actor. Though I think Harrison Ford is an awesome guy too, pretty much he plays the same character is every movie. Stoic. Taciturn. Self-interested. But Johnny Depp plays a wide range of characters. In Black Mass, Depp is Boston gangster Whitey Bulger. Though a Kentucky native, Depp nails the SouthieContinue reading “Black Mass: A Sort of Movie Review (Kinda)”