Category Archives: View from the Road

Wandering thoughts.

The Haunted Museum

The full name of The Haunted Museum is C Green’s Haunted History House and Museum, and it is indeed part haunted house and part historical archive. The place has been open since February, 2018, and frankly I think it needs, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Cassadaga

It’s not that Cassadaga, Florida, is hard to find. The directions from the Hotel Cassadaga website, plus Google, were clear. It’s just that it’s small and it doesn’t show on any maps. I think, but I’m not sure, that it … Continue reading

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We Interrupt Florida to Bring You the Noyo River Review Launch

The Noyo River Review held its launch party on Sunday, May 13, at the Gallery Bookshop in Mendocino. The bookstore has a deep and abiding relationship with the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference, and when the Mendocino Odd Fellows building was … Continue reading

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On Seven Hills

Driving to Cassadaga, I’d occasionally see a highway sign that said, “Hill Obstructs View.”  I’d scan the horizon for the hill in question. I never saw one. Was I reading the sign wrong? Did it say, “View Obstructs Hill?” No, … Continue reading

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Northeast Florida; the Itinerary

Here was my plan for the Florida pleasure/research trip. Thursday, May 3:  Drive, ride and fly, fly through the night to reach Florida the morning of: Friday, May 4: Get my rental car and drive, drive, drive to Cassadaga, the … Continue reading

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Lunch in the Deep End of the Pool

Cafe Alcazar has fifteen tables and a piano, situated what used to be the deep end of the indoor swimming pool of the Alcazar Hotel, Henry Flagler’s lavish “entertainment” hotel in St. Augustine. St. Augustine claims that the pool was … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

I’m on vacation as I write this. It seems weird to say “vacation” when I don’t work for a living anymore. “A pleasure trip,” then. I’m taking lots of pictures, hundreds, some from my phone and many, many more with … Continue reading

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Space Corps!

It  surprises me to say this, but Donald Trump may have just won me over. Wait, let me explain. First, let me give a bit of context. I’m currently on a pleasure trip in Florida. Florida, as you know, is … Continue reading

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Benicia’s 25th annual Classic Car Show

Sunday was the meeting of the Benicia Crew, and it was also the 25th annual Classic Car Show. We have convened there on the car show day in other years but this may have been the biggest and best yet. … Continue reading

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Eating My Way Through FOGCon

Part of the pleasure of a speculative fiction convention, along with panels and readings, is sitting down with longtime friends and new ones in a bar, a cafe or a restaurant. My title makes it sound like I was a … Continue reading

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