Travels to Winfield, Kansas for the Rendezvous

Travels to Winfield, Kansas for the Rendezvous

This past weekend I traveled to Winfield Kansas. Purpose was to scout the area and assure myself and our fans this is the place for the Vietnam Combat Veteran Rendezvous in July. Winfield is a comfortable small town, 50 miles south and east of Wichita on vis KS-15....
IN GOD’S WAY

IN GOD’S WAY

Walking along on a street called Ke Nui in Hawaii, I found myself lost on this back road in a developed area on a small island where it’s almost impossible to get lost. But there I was. My cell would not work, and I was getting tired of walking around in shower shoes, things not meant for hiking long distances.

On the Road Again, Hawaii, February 11, 2017

On the Road Again, Hawaii, February 11, 2017

Dateline: Hawaii February 11, 2017 The coffee bar finally opened and I have a paper cup of Kona Coffee for $4.75. The cup is one of those new ones that is integrated. A to-go cup that doesn’t need one of those little sleeves to protect my hand form the heat. I...
On the Road Again, Hawaii, February , 2017

On the Road Again, Hawaii, February , 2017

Dateline: Honolulu, Ala Moana Center and International Market Place We arrived in Hawaii yesterday February 8th and spending first morning visiting a few of our favorite shops in these two awesome Venues, Ala Moana Center and The International Market Place The...
THE ONE WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING

THE ONE WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING

Dateline: Honolulu, Hawaii February 9, 2017 I was just standing there at the base of the clock on the second floor of the Ala Moana Shopping Center. I was passing time by leaning against the post that holds the four directional facing clocks. I had one hand up to my...
On the Road Again, FREEDOM TOWER

On the Road Again, FREEDOM TOWER

What I wanted it to be. The monument and museum of the World Trade Center. I wanted it to be quintessential American. I wanted it to be the best of what a Walt Disney might come up with or the Hollywood people who put on the Olympics that year……..

James Strauss, On the Road Again FLEEING NEW YORK

James Strauss, On the Road Again FLEEING NEW YORK

It’s overcast in New York but I am used to that. The pall that seems to hang over the city most of the time keeps the rest of the world from seeing what goes on here. At least, that’s the way my mind works upon waking and lolling about in the room…….

James Strauss On the Road Again, NEW YORK,

James Strauss On the Road Again, NEW YORK,

James Strauss on the the Road Again October 2016 New York I am enjoying the press of humanity and circulating among the core constituents of this age old war playing out right now in America’s national election. Oh, not the Civil War, although that is still a...
Paris, late 1990’s

Paris, late 1990’s

I hate Paris. Oh, not the restaurants, the food vendors on the streets or the Louvre. Even the Eiffel Tower and the river are pretty terrific, when it’s not raining or foggy or any of that other French stuff.  No, I hate Paris because of how shitty the airport is, how...
Watching the world pass by, near Bellows Beach, Hawaii

Watching the world pass by, near Bellows Beach, Hawaii

Some short film clips along and near Bellows Beach and Mana Kai, Hawaii. This “vacation ” back to the Islands has been restful….. More later with some action with the small boys! Outrigger Canoeing along the Coast The long paddle home   Thanks for...
Has the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Gone to the Birds?

Has the Royal Hawaiian Hotel Gone to the Birds?

For the past 50 years the Hawaiian Islands have been a magnet to me. This week, July 30th through August 8th, finds us enjoying the natural beauty and wonderful people again. Excuse for the trip is really scouting locations for the filming of my new Arch Patton...
Seattle Experiences….. Boingo

Seattle Experiences….. Boingo

Boingo, Legal robbery of Wi-Fi? Boingo seems to have circumvented and capitalized on loopholes, or is enforcement a thing of the past? Seattle Washington. Boingo Poison. Yes, Boingo. If you don’t know the WiFi company then you haven’t traveled. They are...
Sleepless in Seattle, I Don’t Think So….

Sleepless in Seattle, I Don’t Think So….

Dateline: Seattle Washington March 26, 2106 Seattle, Washington. The Bernie people are all over the downtown of Seattle, getting public hyped up to attend Bernie’s big presentation at Safeco Field tonight at seven. Washington is very much Bernie territory and...
Off to Seattle, March 2016

Off to Seattle, March 2016

Journey to Seattle United Airlines. Up above some very republican state down below. Probably Wyoming, on the way to Seattle. Please don’t let me crash on Cheney’s ranch in Wyoming! United is United except for an exceptional crew today. The woman in front...
Final Sunday Evening, Santa Fe

Final Sunday Evening, Santa Fe

Evening was just about to come on when the sun burst forth and blasted the side of the La Fonda Hotel with brilliant light. The snow, the people, the sun, the buildings, all of it making things appear like there were a hundred or more years ago……

Reflections of Sunday Morning in Santa Fe

Reflections of Sunday Morning in Santa Fe

Really early Sunday morning. The snow came down in the night and I awoke with surprise. The heavy soft blanket is everywhere and treacherously beautiful, as the snow removal equipment owned by Santa Fe……

Slow Sábado in Santa Fe……..

Slow Sábado in Santa Fe……..

I walked out to see how the snow was doing. A lot of it seems to be evaporating right into the air. I walked up the sidewalk toward the Catholic Church at the top of San Francisco and then turned to look behind me……

Santa Fe Going to the Dogs?

Santa Fe Going to the Dogs?

What is it about dogs and me in Santa Fe? Now here’s a dog that was laying down this morning and waiting for its owner to wake from street side sleep on San Francisco just across from the main Plaza

Sunday Morning, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 15, 2015

Sunday Morning, Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 15, 2015

DATELINE: Santa Fe Sunday Morning, November 15, 2015 by James Strauss 6:40 AM Santa Fe New Mexico. Really early. At seven thousand feet, being old, not drinking, finding raucous nightlife to be raucous nightlife and having a television in my room not intended to be...