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East Jesus – the art in trash

Before we hit the dirt roads heading out of Niland towards Slab City, I lost the picture I had in my head of the East

Slab City

Off the grid in Slab City CA

The snowbirds who gravitate to Slab City in the Sonoran Desert in California are not your usual run-of-the-mill types that have condos in the Coachella

Saguora cactus near Inside of a falled Saguora cactus near Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coolidge, AZ

Casa Grande Ruins, Coolidge, AZ

The desert never fails to conjure up images of Western movies. I expect to see Indians in full battle regalia on horseback on each ridge,

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright, Electric Desert, Electric desert Desert Botanical Gardens

Electric desert and desert unplugged

I like flowers. I like plants. I like shrubs. But spending a few hours in a botanical garden isn’t quite my sliver of bark. It’s

Route 66 to Williams AZ

Driving the Mother Road to Williams AZ

Driving along the iconic Route 66 is an experience I’ll never tire of. The longest remaining stretch of the road that once stretched 2488 miles

General George S Patton Memorial Museum Chiriaco Summit CA

General Patton Memorial Museum

I’m not one for guns. I’ve no great interest in tanks. But I will admit to a certain fascination with war. Travelling east on the

Alternative shopping in Palm Springs

It’s been five years since I was last in the Colorado Desert. [Confession: I had been referring to it as the California Desert (as it’s

Watching live crab at Redondo Pier CA

Going back in time – revisiting Torrance, CA

Way back when I moved to California, I remember feeling cheated. In my head, I was moving to Los Angeles, but my address said Torrance.

2016 Grateful 20

Back in 2001, when I had a feeling that my time in the USA might be coming to a close, I took a road trip

A walk through a cancer survivors park

Death and cancer are not synonymous. Fight. Don’t give up. In 1980, Richard A. Bloch (co-founder of H&R Block, those people who help you with

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