beacons: Geoff Manaugh

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One of the stranger aspects of this house is that the yard was extensively redone before we moved in, with the effect that product barcodes from things recently installed out here keep...

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Walking around SCI-Arc

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A story I started reporting back in 2016 is finally up at the New York Times Magazine, about Bill Ewasko, a hiker who went missing in Joshua Tree National Park and has never been found....

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Tower hike

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Looking back over our neighborhood after climbing the Eldred Steps

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Rock products

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This storybook Victorian on a hill in the middle of my neighborhood is apparently an archaeological research center (?!). Like something out of Hellboy.

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Turns out there’s this awesome door in the hill near us (yes, it’s just a garage, but it’s awesome). Portals everywhere.

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Early morning out of Dulles.

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Unexpectedly in DC on my birthday, looking at Sassanian depictions of hunting landscapes: a kind of enclosed temporary Anthropocene before the fact, built for controlling animals (and...

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The cut-metal front gate of a UFO church @wayne_chambliss and I visited the other week in Hollywood.

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Make Sewers Great Again