28 October 2009
San Francisco, California

25 October 2009
Lincoln County, Tennessee

24 October 2009

Lynchburg, Tennessee

I like that someone, somewhere, connected an ice cream churner to an engine for a spell. I like the green marker on the bottom of the sign. But mostly I like being able to uncontrivedly link to this ole song right here.

22 October 2009
Clingmans Dome, North Carolina

Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means that on top of Old Smoky is...an observation tower. It was built in 1959, or a few years too late for Hank Williams.

21 October 2009
Pinehurst, North Carolina

One of America's most storied golf courses, Pinehurst No. 2, may also be its most manicured possible trespass. If you begin on the 18th hole and stroll backwards to the 1st tee, you will be guided on your way--first through the trees and then straight down the fairways--by a small, lambent, lovely (and Swiss-engineered) apparent moon.

16 October 2009


Mexico, New York

15 October 2009

12 October 2009
Texas State Fair

Come for the deep-fried butter, stay for the...deep-fried butter. Because the lines are Texastastic, and they may run out of butter or even oil for a spell, and anyway you're going to want a ride on America's biggest Ferris Wheel.

9 & 10 October 2009
Dallas, Texas

For the record, in the email exchanges leading up to TEDxSMU I was always pro confetti cannon. Even more fun, frankly, was my time on-stage hosting the first-ever TEDxKids the day before.

4 October 2009


Highway 95, Massachusetts

(No they don't.)

3 October 2009

Johnston, Rhode Island