September 2017 The hospital was founded in 1842 as the Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum. But, like Satan, it went by several names during its long history. The facility had grown into the largest mental hospital in the world by the 1960s and quality declined as patient numbers swelled. Rumors spread of mistreatment […]
This is a mash-up of two visits to Georgia’s longest and (maybe?) most picturesque covered bridge. Like Cloudland, this is a spot I repeatedly end up in times of major self-doubt, confusion, loss, or heartbreak. Most recently, I made it out there in time to see a gloomy sunset and let my brain empty out […]
July 2017 Known as “The Happiest Place in Pennsylvania,” Randy Gilson’s Pittsburgh home and public landmark really is a mood-lifting rainbow. The courtyard is packed with recycled art treasure. It’s that rare type of art that succeeds at being for everyone while still feeling deeply special.
2020, 2018, 2016 A striking granite monument on a lonely hill in Elberton. I like to think of the Guidestones as my state’s own Doomsday Stonehenge, and it felt like a fine time to revisit them. I drove out into a clear, black-skied pre-dawn to catch the sunrise. As the light started to creep in, […]
November 2017 Was cleaning off my phone and there are so many fun memories with Erin before she moved to Prague. Here we are in newspaper dresses for Flagpole Magazine’s 30th Birthday Variety Show. I think our styles sum us up well. Erin is carefree and confident; she always finishes what she starts. I get […]
It feels like fall is in its last gasp ahead of a gloomy winter. Even with the naked trees, it is a gorgeous (sorry-not-sorry) view walking the rim right after sunrise (I still haven’t made it down to the gorge floor, one day!).
September 2020 This 27-ton boulder was once able to move if someone pressed it, but it no longer shakes. There’s a trail through the park and what appears to be an active bouldering group, but I think you mostly go to see these granite outcroppings.
October 3, 2020 Me n Jess in the land of the lost! I loved walking among these replicas. I am a ham, y’all.
Gibbs Garden is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Jessica and I first visited back in February to see millions of daffodils glowing in the sun. We revisited this past Saturday to see thousands of Japanese Maple trees, hundreds of varieties, at peak fall color change. It was a magical sight to see. […]
Possessor (2020): Totally worth a trip to the Starlight Drive-In (my first new movie in 7 months!). A slow, psychedelic body swap movie, punctuated with bursts of violence. There are some grisly and nightmarish scenes- I gasped out loud twice! It’s impossible to watch Possessor without picking out Brandon Cronenberg’s influences (his dad among them) […]