I white-knuckle it all the way up, up, up to the parking lot, scrabble to the very summit of Mt Washington. 6288 feet, the tallest peak in wherever, yadda, yadda. And I get buzzed by this loon.


Beginnings and Endings


“Most journeys begin less abruptly than they end…” — Page 17, News From Tartary, Peter Fleming

“Most journeys, I think, begin and all end with a sense of unreality.” — Page 33, 92 Days, Evelyn Waugh

Dictatorship of shopkeepers


“… Any democracy in our country can lead to one thing, and one thing only, a dictatorship of shopkeepers. The more freedoms we have, the more we’re going to pine for an SS, a secret police, concentration camps and universal terror. Only under those conditions do we feel at peace… ” — Page 162, Seventeen Moments of Spring, Julian Semyonov

Food stamp concerns solved!


He put it simply, “I don’t got a paycheck coming in, so I qualify.”

via WATCH: Unabashed Surfer Receiving Food Stamps to Buy Sushi and Avoid Work – Fox Nation.

If chosen, participants will have to lay on a bed for 70 days…

via Do You Have What It Takes to Lie Down for 70 Days? – NationalJournal.com.