Empty Coal Car

Fuck Outta Here White Boy

To avoid BNSF Memphis Yard, I walked 12 miles to a traffic signal along the Mississippi River.  East Memphis felt neighborly, with white picket fences, immaculate homes in gated communities and plentiful churches.  I...

Face Tats and Steelies

I awoke next morning to the sun vexing my brow.  My eyes flickered, perturbed with itchiness, as I rubbed sand and dirt out of them.  I snuffled from congestion expelling coughs as if I...

One Man, One Needle and Greenhorns

After visiting the in-laws, watching the Super Bowl (uninterested) and getting squeaky clean in a bath tub instead of a fast food sink, I felt that itch to hit the road again after a...
Train Hopping Cheektowaga

Train Hopping Cheektowaga 40-Miler Club

Train Hopping Cheektowaga Letchworth became my favorite hangout to disengage from work-related activities outside of the drop zone. Recently I found myself relaxing by the upper falls on more than one occasion, not just to...
Train Hopping Binghamton

Train Hopping Binghamton with the Noodle

Train hopping Binghamton "Happy Birthday Marien! I hope exploring Castle on the Hill, your first skydive and train hopping Binghamton made your birthday one to remember buddy." After spending a few months backpacking around Europe with...