america

Getting Old

America is collectively terrified of getting old. It’s almost too obvious to say that few people want to look middle-aged, and no-one wants to look as if they’re over forty. — Ellen Steiber in Tall, Dark and…Thirsty? from A New Dawn edited… Read More ›

Yes, these are real places…

Some Unusual US Place Names: Intercourse, Alabama Chicken, Alaska Surprise, Arizona Umpire, Arkansas Parachute, California Hourglass, Delaware Frostproof, Florida Thunderbolt, Georgia Fruitland, Idaho Oblong, Illinois Gravity, Iowa Buttermilk, Kansas Typo, Kentucky Waterproof, Louisiana Bingo, Maine Boring, Maryland Savage, Minnesota Enough,… Read More ›