Abandoned Prosperity

America, for all its supposed wealth and prosperity, has many abandoned places. From natural disasters, to foreclosures, to budget cuts, to rebuilding; I've seen quite a few in my short life-time. All across this vast country people are homeless, when there are many buildings and places that could be "repurposed" to house them. This blog is all about the places I've lived and explored, over the past 50 years. It also involves other things of interest to me, which will become apparent as I continue along. Most places and events I can only remember and have no photographs of them. Currently, I'm active in exploring the current state I live in, Tennessee, when time permits me to do so. Follow along in my foot-steps as I clambour over and sometimes into the abandoned debris of our society...from junkyards to cellars to my own mind.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


I still can't believe it. Maybe enough people complained. Nah. For years I've been running down the lower part of Crocker Nye Road. It's where I go to get my supply of spring water. Cold, refreshing...free...water. I've never met the owner of the property but, I abide by the simple sign erected (and which I fixed my last visit there), stating to keep the area clean. No problem. I do what I can. My last trip out netted me a small amount of trash, which I placed in a handy trash bag someone else had left behind...abandoned. Anyway, I was surprised to see that the town finally paved the lower part of the road and included a lay-by close to the spring. Only now I have to watch for idiots using it as a "speedway". It's rural & not really patrolled.

You'd think a place so far out in the "boonies" would attract a lot of illegal dumping. It does only not as much as it used to. Most folks that come here respect the area and keep it clean. But...there are those that just don't give a fuck. Take the mook that dumped the head over there, next to the tree. Go ahead...get a little closer...I'm sure it won't bite you...it even had me fooled for just a second, heh...

This isn't the first time I've seen dumping here and no doubt it won't be the last. Not sure who removed the head...*SIGH*