Saturday Night Original: Joyland
My novel features a frontier city called “Joyland” that is inspired by, in unequal parts, nascent Las Vegas, Bogart’s Casablanca, Deadwood South Dakota, and just about every “Little America” truckstop along the highways of America–but the name came from a ramshackle little roadhouse in the blink-and-you-miss-it town of Cramer, PA just north of Johnstown near…
2015 Summer Wonder #77: Jump Redux!!
I choked on Jump Week–I owe four “Jump-themed” found photos, so you’ll get ’em today through Wednesday and worry about what comes next after that. This is a good one, eh? I particularly like the furthest kid to the left, turned to face the camera and mugging unapologetically.
Why Cities Fail: New Brighton/Rochester, PA
It was almost a good day Sunday–we looked up friends from Pittsburgh and met them at the Beaver County Maple Festival (story and pictures to follow–maybe) and had a great time. On the way home, fat on stacks of buckwheat pancakes and fresh, warm maple syrup, we decided to check out some terra incognita by…
Trout Fishing With Edgar
One, no, two big silvery, slippery shadowy trout lurk silent, tails sweep slowly steadying against the current, beneath a tangled lodgepole strainer Left over from spring’s high water. These fish must be grateful For a log like this, just right And rotting back to the mud it sprung from: A once-proud, once tree skeleton Now…
Subject of Last “Random” Photo: Georgie White
Anybody miss me while I was out of town and away from the Interwebs? Well, I missed you–or “yinz guys” as we like to way in western PA. I had several ideas I thought I could write about today, but a second look at this morning’s “random” photo inspired me to do a little digging…
Random Photo Found via Google Search 9
Random photos from the internet to you, via me.
Remember The Poison Chemicals Dumped in West Virginia?
Remember the company that poisoned the drinking water of hundreds of thousands of West Virginians? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t–at the time, the media was a lot more focused on Justin Beiber’s throwing eggs at his neighbors’ house than at a clusterfuck some have called the worst man-made natural disaster in the past hundred…
Ohiopyle Late Summer Rain
Just below the put-in for the lower Yough