The Sad Tale Of Kai The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker

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Did They Wear Flowers in Their Hair? See the Happy Hippies in 1967 – The New York Times

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The Hippie Chickpea Montpelier

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In Montpelier, the Hippie Chickpea, a Middle Eastern café at 41 Elm Street, has expanded its hours to include breakfast. Since January 7, chef-owner Vince Muraco has been serving the morning meal Monday through Friday, 7 to 10:30 a.m., with a menu that includes a breakfast pita with housemade chorizo and local eggs; a vegan scramble of chickpeas and vegetables served over fried potatoes and dressed with tahini; and a Greek yogurt bowl with roasted apples, chia seeds, toasted pistachios and raw honey. Lunch and dinner are available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m


In Montpelier, the Hippie Chickpea, a Middle Eastern café at 41 Elm Street, has expanded its hours to include breakfast. Since January 7, chef-owner Vince Muraco has been serving the morning meal Monday through Friday, 7 to 10:30 a.m., with a menu that includes a breakfast pita with housemade chorizo and local eggs; a vegan scramble of chickpeas and vegetables served over fried potatoes and dressed with tahini; and a Greek yogurt bowl with roasted apples, chia seeds, toasted pistachios and raw honey. Lunch and dinner are available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m

FREIGHT TRAINS And BOXCARS

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FREIGHT TRAINS AND BOXCARS
I see the railroad run high
Above the course of the
Winding road
This is the remote landscape
Of the rockies
The wind of the Colorado at
The bottom of deep ravines
I think of days of hobos on
The pacific railroad
Pete Seeger doing a harmonica
Train whistle and
Blind sonny
Woodie Guthrie
Spirit voices of the boxcars
Car wheels clicking over
Sleepers
The bass strings thumping
Out a rattling caboose
Freedom whistles and hillbilly
Yodels
Singing songs of unfelt land
Small nourishing villages
Blues blowers in straw hats
Boogie woogie of jagged rock
Riding the ‘rods under carloads
Of steel
Hobos on the Wabash cannonball
The mingle of oil and mountain
Flower
Engine steam and morning fog
Driving rain on creosote ties
Tank spouts rattling
Gamblers. settlers miners
Soldiers and ordinary folk
Boarding trains in small town
Stations
Sheep dogs on cars ready
To scare off straying cows
Steam locomotives screeching
Along blinding curves in
Oregon
along sawmills and
Great warehouses
The green of timber touching
The sky
Running over deep chasms
And bridges
The song of the hammering
Driving wheels
Heavy jawed breakmen in
Oil cloth pants
Smoking a pipe with hand on
The throttle
Construction camps and shanty
Towns
Side door pullman and smokers
Crowded with passengers
Singing songs
Telling tall stories
“Train butchers” peddling
Orange-aide
I think of Jesse James
With a colt 45 standing
On a depot platform having
Robbed a train car on a
Missouri platform about to
Get his getaway to Kansas city
Transient trackmen riding
Boxcar Pullman going to lumber
Camps in Washington doing
Roadwork in raw untamed
Territory
Scoffing down black cawfee
And rye bread dipped in
Sowbelly grease at mess tables
In roadside tents
Pacific slim Syracuse shine
And slim jim from vinegar hill
I think of negro work songs
And the voice of Irish immigrants
As they told their tales
A land of being discovered and
Miles of track and the rhythm of
The engine
“Standing on a platform making
A cheap cigar waiting for an old
Freight train that carries an empty car.”
Ana Christy

from “real junkies don’t eat pie”

Hiway America – lake Lanier, Georgia

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Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mysterious True Stories Too Freaky For Mulder And Scully
Photo: Johan Hansson/via Wikimedia

Lake Lanier is a man-made lake in Georgia with a terrifying past. In order to create it, the US government flooded over 50,000 acres of land over five years, forcing entire towns of people to relocate. This lake not only has a series of perfectly intact ghost towns along the bottom, but a reputation for attracting strange deaths ever since its creation in the 1950s. This lake is famous for boating accidents, drownings, and even nearby drivers suddenly losing control and plunging their cars into it.

In 2011 alone, there were over a dozen freak-accident-related deaths on the lake. It is famous for strange and often unsolved disappearances. One of the most recent disappearances is that of a man named Kelly Nash who woke up one day with flu-like symptoms, told his girlfriend he was sick, and went back to sleep. When she woke up he had disappeared, leaving behind his keys and wallet, only for his decomposed body to appear in Lake Lanier a month later. It’s time to get the experts in to take a look at this cursed lake