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Benzy pouring buckets of gin down my gullet headache or prepping for fall classes headache? Unknown. #classprep #ginandjuice #teacherprep

Benzy pouring buckets of gin down my gullet headache or…

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@communistlesbiandiscoparty’s Temporal Imaginary Machine or the Megalophone takes shape. #burningman #megalophone #sculpture #robots #burningart #digitalart #newmedia

@communistlesbiandiscoparty’s Temporal Imaginary Machine or the Megalophone takes shape. #burningman…

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Prototyping for the Megalophone #Art #BurningArt #BurningMan #LEDs #RaspberryPi #OpenPixelControl #FadeCandy

Prototyping for the Megalophone #Art #BurningArt #BurningMan #LEDs #RaspberryPi #OpenPixelControl…

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What we do for fun at the Redwood House #Python #Programming #Audio #FrequencyAnalysis #FourierTransform #Crickets

What we do for fun at the Redwood House #Python…

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Self Pay

Self Pay

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Benzy and Hazel and I standing in the river at New Beach #StandingInTheRiver #SelfieAtTheBeach #DogNotPictured #HenryCowell #PlacesInYourNeighborhood

Benzy and Hazel and I standing in the river at…

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I made it home safe and sound to the hills above Santa Cruz after the longest drive of my life: 3200 miles solo over 5 days towing the shantyboat. Nice to see Benzy again. Time for whiskey #shantyboat #roadtrip #longdrive #audiobooks #homeagain

I made it home safe and sound to the hills…

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Hagan, who is 5, was very taken with the shantyboat and made this in art class #shantyboat #shantyart #artclass #5yoartist #collage #almost6

Hagan, who is 5, was very taken with the shantyboat…

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In general, I love alleys, moreso in desert towns

In general, I love alleys, moreso in desert towns

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Truck stop near Holbrook Arizona #Shantyboat #RoadTrip #Arizona

Truck stop near Holbrook Arizona #Shantyboat #RoadTrip #Arizona

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Shantyboat sailing through New Mexico #shantyboat #newmexico #LandOfEnchantment

Shantyboat sailing through New Mexico #shantyboat #newmexico #LandOfEnchantment

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Driving a boat through Texas

Driving a boat through Texas

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There is something so beautiful and surreal about truck stops, a post-apocalyptic Terminator trainyard aesthetic. I used to really hate this kind of urban desolation, until one early morning while train hopping sitting on a curb stop in a dismal mini-mall parking lot waiting for a coffee shop to open I experienced a profound “flip,” and suddenly saw the built environment’s relationship with the natural world as subtle and nuanced as a desert plain #POV #Truckstop #PreApocalyptic #PostApocalyptic #MadMax #Terminator #Shantyboatweekend #RoadTrip #Oklahoma #Texas #Amarillo

There is something so beautiful and surreal about truck stops,…

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The friendly people in the diner insisted I sign the wall #Diners #Missouri #Ozarks #Shantyboat

The friendly people in the diner insisted I sign the…

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Uh oh. I haven’t had to worry about these tires ever since the good folks Predator Trailer in Omaha replace the trailer suspension, axles, wheels, and tires. #shantyboat #tires #trailers

Uh oh. I haven’t had to worry about these tires…

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All the way across the country I am passing up Waffle House because of a string of racist incidents where staff are calling the cops on Black people because they don’t like their attitude. @wafflehouseofficial #shantyboat #witeppl #bbqbecky #PermitPatty #BreakfastWhileBlack #blm #BlackLivesMatter #Racism #fuckwafflehouse @wafflehouse

All the way across the country I am passing up…

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The Back Rhodes Diner (aka Faye’s Diner), where all the old dudes hang out for their morning coffee and breakfast, where the delicious signature breakfast is a biscuit, egg, and sausage sandwich smothered in gravy, is located at the edge of the Ozark mountains in southern Missouri #Shantyboat #Ozarks #Missouri #OpenSpaces #Hillbillies #Okies

The Back Rhodes Diner (aka Faye’s Diner), where all the…

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People often ask us where we stay while we’re on the road. Answer: wherever we damn we’ll please. Truck stops, parking lots, flat areas alongside the road, wherever. We are like the turtle carries his house on his back. As long as we don’t mind living in the chaos that bumping down the road creates within the shantyboat #shantyboat #roadtrip #CarCamping #Trailers #TinyHomes #Truckstops #TrailerCamping

People often ask us where we stay while we’re on…

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Going through the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware it is rainy AF. That’s fun and all, until I go to sleep and find that our sleeping loft in the Shantyboat is completely saturated #Appalachian #RainPacalypse #Driving #Delaware

Going through the Appalachian Mountains in Delaware it is rainy…

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The shantyboat trailer started its life with me as part of the Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet fleet. Even here in 2001, it provided opportunities to stop and see new places that I might have driven through #roadsideservice #ruralnewjersey #trailers #csto

The shantyboat trailer started its life with me as part…

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This is a familiar scene going all the way back to 1999 my first year owning this trailer #trailerrepair #shantyboat #roadservice #newjersey

This is a familiar scene going all the way back…

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Old friend Seanix and his brood put me up in a soft bed in their Colonial farm house for the night after a day of crazy #oldfriends #humansofnewjersey #GradeSchoolersWithShovels

Old friend Seanix and his brood put me up in…

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Should I worry? By truckers now have app audio for this was “in 3.1 miles, enter tunnel and enter tunnel. Then enter tunnel and enter tunnel” repeated every half mile. #DrivingInNYCWithA45FootLongRig

Should I worry? By truckers now have app audio for…

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Sweet fucking Jesus H Christ. Driving along the expressway into the Bronx across The Whitestone Bridge when suddenly truck and trailer go squirrley and the shantyboat overtakes the truck and bashes against the tailgate before pitching violently forward. Do an immediate oh shit stop. What the fucking hell just happened? Cars swerving around me I got out and the hitch has failed and released the ball. So I chok the wheels of the shantyboat, pull the truck forward enough to release the chains and the electrical, use the bumper jack to jack the trailer back up, and realign the truck and ball miraculously on the first try under the hitch, cars swerving around me, sweating violently, Lower the trailer back on the hitch, Reconnect emergency chains and electrical, and managed to weave back through traffic and back on my way. Perhaps time for a new hitch? #HighwayTerror #NewYorkHighways #Shantyboat #InSituRepairs

Sweet fucking Jesus H Christ. Driving along the expressway into…

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Rafting up with the Captain D to say hey #Tugboat #Shantyboat #NYC #FlushingBay

Rafting up with the Captain D to say hey #Tugboat…

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College Point barge ruins #nyc #beautifuldecay #collegepoint #nycboatride #flushingbay #Shantyboat

College Point barge ruins #nyc #beautifuldecay #collegepoint #nycboatride #flushingbay #Shantyboat

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Prison barge across from Rikers Island #Shantyboat #firetotheprisons #carceralstate

Prison barge across from Rikers Island #Shantyboat #firetotheprisons #carceralstate

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Looking back through Hell Gate. Not so hellish at slack tide with a favorable wind. Onward to Flushing Bay #Shantyboat #bronx #queens #nyc #hellgate

Looking back through Hell Gate. Not so hellish at slack…

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Our time on the Hudson River and in New York City draws to a close. Today we are piloting the Shantyboat up the East River, through Hell Gate, to Flushing Bay where we will trailer the boat at the Worlds Fair Marina. Then begins the next phase of the adventure, a 3000 mile drive towing a 7000 pound boat to California. Photo by Paul Abitabile #Shantyboat #HudsonRiver #Lighthouse #Goodbyes

Our time on the Hudson River and in New York…

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Interview with David Sharps director of the Waterfront Museum on the Lehigh Valley No. 79, one of the last wooden railroad barges. We talked about his career as a juggler, clown, and performer and later as a barge owner #Shantyboatweekend! #Interview #SecretHistory #WoodenBarge #LehighValley #Brooklyn #RedHook #WaterfrontMuseum #NewYorkHarbor #NYC

Interview with David Sharps director of the Waterfront Museum on…

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The beautiful chaos of Katz’s Delicatessen #nyc #eastvillage #lowereastside #manhattan

The beautiful chaos of Katz’s Delicatessen #nyc #eastvillage #lowereastside #manhattan

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