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Category Archives: United States

The Crossroads and the Compass

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The Crossroads and the Compass – 7 April 2012 We don’t ride as much as we used to. That’s not a good thing, but it’s just the way it’s been for the last few years. We’ve been focused on adjusting …

Sunrise, Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

This was the sunrise view from the balcony of our room today at the Many Glaciers Lodge, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. (click on image for larger size) This is a panorama created in Photoshop CS5 64 from nine separate …

One for OJ

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

19 July, 2010 While Scott is out wandering the world, we are left to more pedestrian, plebeian pursuits. Devoid of exotic destinations, we must settle for the typical, the mundane, the merely domestic. (click on image for larger size) That’s …

The Old Ways

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Reentering the grid is a challenging experience when planned and voluntary. When unexpected, arbitrary and not of your own making, it is doubly so. At times, the pragmatic aspects are overwhelming in their breadth, requiring an entire life to be …

Harkin vs. Loring

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

We’re visiting my mother and grandmother in northwest Arkansas. They are at an age and in a place where politics are discussed, religion is assumed and passion is reserved for the important things, such as the best variety of peach …

Band Jocks

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

This year we’re participating in an American summer tradition: The Drive Across The Country. Our route this year takes us from San Diego, California to Austin, Texas. Via Minneapolis. Illogical and inefficient–true,  but it gives us the chance to see the kids …

One Lap of America

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

PDF version of this document is here: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/onelapofamerica.pdf Last year I met a European traveler in Argentina who spent six weeks in the United States a few years earlier. His six week visit gave him, in his opinion, total understanding …

Blowing the Glass Balloon

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

While we were in Lincoln City, Oregon, Steph arranged for us to learn how to blow glass at the Jennifer L. Sears Glass Studio. I’ve been interested in learning more about glass blowing for years, so this was a chance to finally …

The Dorymen

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

In the first light of day, before even the dawn, they come. Down to the base of the dune cliffs, down to the sea’s edge, they come. . They come as men have always come, to go down to the …

In This Land

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Please see the PDF document at: http://www.hackneys.com/docs/in-this-land.pdf   You will need an Adobe PDF document viewer to open this file. You can download a free PDF viewer from Adobe at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2_allversions.html