Scientists are studying this frozen wasteland. Studies indicate that in this environment there are surfers, artists, clammers, boaters, musicians, crabbers, etc. that are all freezing their asses off. Sad.
I remember these
Frozen landscapes not for me
A pic is fine though
When I was a young man, I got a job as a union laborer helping to build the casino/hotel complexes in Atlantic City. Back then, the trade unions were only just beginning to be integrated, but the Laborers Union was a black union. I was one of the few white boys in a black union. It was cool.
My first job was building Bally’s. I was on a crew of guys whose foreman was named Smoker.
Leonard “Smoker” Goins was his name. He was from the south, and had headed north, and had experienced a majority of the country’s bigotry. Smoker was known for shouting “That’s right!”. Smoker, we going for coffee? That’s right!
He called joints, left-handed cigarettes, or Christmas Cigarettes. He was kind-hearted and totally unforgettable.
Smoker was a country boy through and through and he could sing. He used to say, one of these days I’m going to bring my guitar in and show you youngbloods what it is all about.
He did. On a day that I had the bad timing to call out sick. It was a Fender Strat with a small amp, He sang the blues like you wouldn’t believe, my pal Johnno told me. I was told, as I cried, cried bitter tears at the bar days later.
It had been Smoker’s last day. I never saw him again. Never got to ask for an encore.
Our ace globetrotting reporter Danni sent these photos of her recent, years-long excursion to Indo. She says:
“The boats are on a seaweed farm (local people have their own little plots where they plant and harvest seaweed) and the wave pics are in Ceningan Island, the horse and buggy, (called a Cidomo in Bahasa) is from Lombok, as well as the lady in the market.”
The horse and buggy shot had me very excited, but, alas, she didn’t include it. What’s up wit dat Granny? Look for an update soon. Danni is now residing in the frozen wastelands of Chicago.
Poor frozen granny
She fancies southern climates
For now Chicago
Edit: Got my horse and buggy shot. Nothing beats a good horse and buggy shot.