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Category Archives: 2008

Parallel Worlds

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  The tailcoat was electric blue, and being pressed up against the car, covered the window. I’d seen something close to the tailcoat’s color in a peacock’s feathers, a shade less similar in a highland weaver’s threads, and a mild …

The Hat Photo

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a shot of me in the hat from the story The Hat Man, so here it is:

Stuff-o-holic

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Hello, my name is Doug, and I am a stuff-o-holic. Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.hackneys.com/travel/ecuador/stuff-o-holic.pdf .

Polywogs No More

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  300 years ago in the Royal Navy, we would have been dragged through the ocean from a yardarm and nearly drowned. Even today, in the United States Navy, we would have been obliged to drink and eat unspeakable concoctions …

2008 September Photos Posted

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Photos from September 2008 are posted here: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-09-September/ Photos are all from Peru and include: Nazca Lines Chicken Bus Roads Highland villages and agriculture Cordillera Blanca & Cordillera Negra (White Mountains & Black Mountains) Reed fishing boats And more …

Instant Karma

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  “Instant karma’s gonna get you” I grunted and rolled over, but the knocks came again. “Knock, knock, knock!” harder this time. I crawled down out of the berth and checked the clock. “Hmmm, too early for Steph to be …

The Hat Man

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  The old man motioned from the dark opening. Come in, he prompted, come here. Steph called over her shoulder as she crossed the street, “Doug, come on, let’s check it out.” Click here for the rest of the story: …

2008 August Photos Posted

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Photos from our travels in August 2008 are posted at: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-08-August/ These photos are from Peru and include Machu Picchu, the Salinas, etc. .  

Lunch with Ernesto

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  We stopped at Cabo Blanco, Peru, for lunch today. Cabo Blanco is popularly known for a couple of things, and less known for two additional things, both arguably more significant. From our lunch spot, we could see the first …

The Promised Land

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

After more than a month of driving chicken bus roads, where our typical day’s average speed hovered around 20 to 30 kilometers per hour (12.5 – 18.6 mph), it was heaven to be on the Panamericana cruising along at a …