|Desert towns you don't want to miss!
Carson City, Nevada
and towns that aren't worth a crap
Las Vegas, Nevada
El Centro, California
Palm Springs, California
Gila Bend, Arizona
|Best desert roads
National Trails Highway
Box Canyon Road
Twentynine Palms Hwy
Mesquite Springs Road
US 6 Nevada
Old Woman Springs Rd
Hot Springs Road
Lake Owyhee Road
Valley of Fire Road
|The best maps!
The best maps ever made were
by the HM Gousha Company, distributed by Shell,
Texaco, Arco, and Chevron. No one matched the beauty of their city and
state road maps. I collected HM Gousha maps in the 1960s and 1970s.
|The worst song
in the world
"Torn Between Two Lovers," by
Mary MacGregor. Before Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul, and Mary) can be
taken seriously as a songwriter, he should be made to apologize for
writing that awful hit.
...make more sense
than most people do.
...is the best because there
isn't any emotion attached
to it. There is nothing to associate it with. It is the closest thing
to spending time in the desert.
|Life in the semi–geek lane
Most geeks dive into the deep
technology. I sort of dipped my feet in the shallow water. I can
write xhtml pages, use Cascading Style Sheets, make image maps,
from individual parts. I can even format a hard disk and reinstall all
programs and put together a home network. I can do Windows, Mac, and
Linux. I've become my own
computer technician. That's why I tell people I'm a
semi–geek. I do all this stuff because, well, it makes me feel smart.
I've got this idea that when people think you can do really geeky
stuff with computers, they think you're smart. It's kinda like
when I learned how to play a guitar to write songs when I was in
my 20s...I thought that would turn girls on and make them want
me. Well, it didn't. Not even close.
|This is the computer that I built
It's an economical computer
but I put a gaming case on it. The light blue case on the right side is
the computer case I used
for building my honey, Lora's, computer.
|Wherever you go, there you are, but
wherever you go, there they aren't!
That's truly one of the
beauties of the desert. When
you retreat to the desert, no one else you know is there, and you can
put everything back into perspective again. The hard part is coming
back to the city again.
|Hey diddle diddle!
The feline and the arcuated
And the bovine propelled itself in an ascending direction, scaling the
|Unusual street names.
principal streets and boulevards that have
- Chinden Boulevard. A
contraction of "Chinese Garden,"
it is US 20 and 26 in Garden City, Idaho, just a few miles from
- Melarkey Street. US 95 in
- Intake Boulevard. US 95 in
- Pancake Boulevard. US 54 in
|A few of my favorite songs
- Sunny Sunday by John Walradt (That's me!)
- Lauda performed by Kim Robertson
- Pocket Calculator by Kraftwerk
- Isolation by Joy Division
- Other Voices by The Cure
- We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful by Steve Morrissey
- The Waltzing Cat by Leroy Anderson
- A Woman's Voice by Wendy Wall
|Some of my favorite albums
Kraftwerk: Computer World
Kim Robertson: Moonrise
B12: Time Tourist
The Smiths: Louder Than Bombs
New Order: Substance
The Prodigy: Experience
Andreas Vollenweider: Behind the Gardens...
Harold Budd: The Room
Joy Division: Closer
Music From the World of Osho: Basho's Pond
Orbital: Second (Brown) Album
Cris Williamson: Changer and the Changed
Joni Mitchell: For the Roses
Brian Eno: Music For Airports
The Cure: Faith
Echo and the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage
Moody Blues: Seventh Sojourn
This Mortal Coil: It'll End in Tears
Clan of Xymox: Twist of Shadows
Above & Beyond Presents: OceanLab
The Roches: Another World
The Church: Heyday
Future Sound of London: Lifeforms
should be eliminated
Certifiable complete jerks who
say these things
should be exiled to some
island where they can all live together and say these wonderful things
to each other:
"I used to be like you."
"What was your part in it?"
"Well, you did something to create that!"
"You're a victim."
"Let's just be friends."
"But you have Jesus!"
"You're TOO nice!"
"That's YOUR problem!"
"It's all about YOU!"
"You don't have enough faith!"
"You're worse than a woman!"
"You're not enough. I deserve more!"
"I sure am glad I'm not like you!"
|For the best of friends
...get a cat and get a
computer. Give the cat plenty of
attention and your feline pal will love you unconditionally. On a
computer, be creative, make websites, make music, and write code. Avoid
social networking sites. Listen to techno music.