Road to Shadow Mountain

September 16, 2014 / General, Journal / 0 Comments /

Shadow Mountain at the edge of Los Angeles County line
(Photo credit: Casey Driver)

This is the end of the road where the northeast boundary of Los Angeles County ends and San Bernardino County begins. This remote road is located in the Antelope Valley near Saddle Back Butte. The paved road ends here and turns into a rough, washed out dirt road strewn with jagged rocks. Access to nearby Shadow Mountain and Kramer junction requires an off road vehicle or at least a vehicle with high clearance. Occasionally, I see another idiot like me driving around in the area in a passenger car. But, it’s a bumpy ride that’s hell on a vehicle – a rough ride as the saying goes.

You go in first

September 16, 2014 / Daily, Journal / 0 Comments /

Abandoned building in the Mojave.

Kelso Depot, Mojave Desert, California, Black and White, Mojave National Preserve

Ok Melinda, you go in first. I’ll be right behind you.Casey


October 8, 2013 / Inspiration, Journal / 1 Comment /

from Erica Haowei Hu

Seasons is a surreal motion graphics animation based on the changing seasons. Beginning with spring, the richly hued illustrations in this work come alive as they transform in color and rhythmic tempo to reveal the full seasonal spectrum.
Software: After Effects, Cinama 4D, Maya(Goldfish and Jellyfish)

Hail in the Mojave desert (Lancaster)!

October 8, 2012 / audio, Daily, Journal, Link, Music / 3 Comments /

Awaken by what sounded like pebbles falling on the roof of the house.

About the Antelope Valley

October 10, 2011 / Daily, Journal, Music / 0 Comments /

Hi. Welcome to the future: Antelope Valley, California — 2688. And I’m telling you, it’s great here. The air is clean. The water is clean. Even the dirt is clean! Bowling averages are way up. Minigolf scores are way down. And we have more excellent waterslides than any other planet we communicate with. I’m telling you, this place is great!”

9/11 American National Anthem Buckingham Palace

August 8, 2006 / Journal, Web / 3 Comments /

Powerful Quotes Remembering 9/11
SEPTEMBER 6, 2014 – 5:05 AM – 0 COMMENTS


On the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy, remember and reflect with these powerful quotes.

“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.”.President Obama in a 2011 radio address
“One of the worst days in America’s history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans’ history. We’ll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice.”President George W. Bush at the Pentagon in 2008

“With almost no time to decide, [your loved ones] gave the entire country an incalculable gift. They saved the Capitol from attack. They saved God knows how many lives. They saved the terrorists from claiming the symbolic victory of smashing the center of American government. … They allowed us to survive as a country that could fight terror and still maintain liberty and still welcome people from all over the world from every religion and race and culture as long as they shared our values, because ­ordinary people given no time at all to decide did the right thing.”President Bill Clinton in Shanksville, Pa., in 2011
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