Thursday, April 28, 2005 the woods

This shot was taken several years ago, in the woods north of Baltimore (Hereford, to be exact). Even this little bit of terrain seems mountainous to me now, having spent almost three years living in the flatasapancakelands of the "Coastal Empire"...

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 


Saturday, April 23, 2005 


yep... it's a stump.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005 


thought this stump looked a bit like some kind petrified badger - sitting on its butt, with all four legs out in front of it and snout pointed skyward. but that's probably just me.

Sunday, April 17, 2005 

Sunday History Lesson

Well children... listen up: we here in the Coastal Empire live within spitting distance of a 50yr-old lost live H-Bomb.

If you ever watch the Discovery or History Channels, then you have most likely already heard about this, but these new developments happened to be one of the headlines on today... so i thought that i would share a little bit of the always-odd history of the area where many of my photos are taken ~ Tybee Island, GA.
Lost: One H-Bomb. Call Owner
After 47 Years, a WMD Remains AWOL

Just after midnight on Feb. 5, 1958, two U.S. Air Force jets, each traveling 500 mph, collided 35,000 feet over the Georgia countryside. Improbably, all four crew members survived and the accident might have passed into dim memory if not for the thermonuclear weapon jettisoned off Tybee Island, Ga.

The bomb is still there.

so, the government just decided to call it a day and leave it where it lay - you know, let future generations worry about it (sound familiar?)... but as it turns out, a retired Air Force officer has made it his hobby to track the monster down:

Clearly, the Air Force would have been glad to let it go at that. However, it did not count on the determination of Derek Duke, a 60-year-old retired Air Force officer who lives nearby and for more than six years has been searching for the bomb in the waters around Tybee Island, about 16 miles from Savannah. Responding to Duke's claim that he had found an area of high radiation the Air Force returned last September to look again.

so, does this mean that when we go to the beach down here, we're actually "X-TREME" swimming and sunbathing? the eMpTy-V should be here doing another Jackass or Punk'd spinoff. bbbbbbbb...

anyway, it is a pretty damn interesting story, so do yourself a favor and read the rest of the article if you have the time ~ click here



tremendous night out on friday with JLR, NWG and Alison.

started out at Jazz'd Tapas Bar, moved on to Bar Bar, The Rail, some great new Irish pub that we still don't know the name of... and ended up at Vinnies for a late-night slice. will have to share some photos of the crew at some point.

Friday, April 15, 2005 

ocean size

Thursday, April 14, 2005 

locos run, pt2

from the deck of Tybee Island's finest watering hole.

Monday, April 11, 2005 

locos run

Sunday, April 10, 2005 


extremely high tides at Tybee last night. seems like last year's hurricanes ran off with a lot of sand too.

Friday, April 08, 2005 


photo taken by JLR.
tweaked by me.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 

masonic sprinkler?

Saturday, April 02, 2005 


Friday, April 01, 2005 


this one is from about a year or so back... but can you ever really get enough of that?