fbpx
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Why I suddenly feel smaller than ever

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I suddenly feel smaller. A lot smaller. A new "sky map" as measured by a low frequency radio telescope has revealed...

Mail Pouch barns a reminder of another time

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I found this Mail Pouch Tobacco barn along Highway 322 in Brickerville, Pennsylvania. You don’t see these signs much anymore. At...

Me and an ugly tent trailer a long time ago

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL This is me camped at Death Valley in the 1950s. I'm the little speck of kid in the middle of the...

The fish that should have kept its big mouth shut!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I snapped this photo a few years ago at Glimmerglass State Park on Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, NY. The bass had...

What happened to the blue mailboxes?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL Have you noticed that mailboxes like the one below have disappeared from most street corners? They were once all over the...

Who is this old man?

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I photographed this old man in Quartzsite, Ariz. But as you have probably figured out, he's not real. He's a weathered...

How a pig nearly sent the U.S. and Britain to war

One of the America's most unusual wars involved only one casualty – a pig – and yet it could have changed the course of...

I am a snoop, but it’s okay

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL I sometimes eavesdrop on other people's conversations. It's not that I intentionally snoop, it's just that sometimes people talk so loud...

The night I met Fats Domino

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL For some reason, a few minutes ago I started humming "Blueberry Hill." The song reminded me of the night I met...

Meet the real Siri, the voice of your iPhone

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL If you own an iPhone, you know Siri. She's the female voice that you consult with to ask questions. You might ask,...

How “Oyster Money” and “Salmon Currency” saved the day

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL South Bend, Washington, the Oyster Capital of the World, is also the county seat of Pacific County. It wasn’t always so....

Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon. Your ship awaits!

By Chuck Woodbury ROADSIDE JOURNAL When I finally depart my earthly existence I will have one major regret: that I did not get to travel to...
29,692FansLike
25,722FollowersFollow
65,700SubscribersSubscribe