Announcing fnstraj.org

FINALLY. I am proud to announce that fnstraj.org is online! After a year and a half of abstract tweets, strange Stack Overflow questions, dealing with NOAA GrADS, and half-sleepingly typing on my screen, hoping something would happen, I am so...

Southern California

After a very strange night of sleep last week, I woke up, crawled out of a 30 year old Land Cruiser, and I saw the desert for the very first time. The dry soil, the sparse foliage, and some beautiful...

Amtrak Overnight - A review

Now that I have experience with Amtrak’s overnight routes, I wanted to clear up how the whole experience was for me, as a younger guy. Unlike most of the other writings you’ll find, I’m a fairly normal 20 year-old who...

Cross-Country: Day 4

Today is the fourth of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I arrived in Los Angeles this morning for a layover before the final leg of the trip, going down the Pacific coast and arriving in San Diego...

Cross-Country: Day 3

Today is the third of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I woke up on the train today to see Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. This portion of the trip was taken on the Southwest Chief train.

Cross-Country: Day 2

Today is the second of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I spent several hours on layover in Chicago, leaving to see Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas. This portion of the trip was taken on the Southwest Chief...

Cross-Country: Day 1

Today is the first of my four-day railway trip across the United States. I left my Virginia home for Washington DC, to see Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. This portion of the trip was taken on the Northeast Regional and...

Cross-Country: Preface

About four years ago, I stood on the crumbling Fredericksburg station waiting for the southbound train to Newport News. I was about to start my first job as a lifeguard in Virginia Beach and it was my first time ever...

Some Canadian Gems

In months past, I frequently browsed amongst a site called Southern Souls. It’s a website dedicated to showcasing musicians in Southern Ontario playing their music in a more intimate setting. I’ve found a treasure chest full of talent on this...

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