Girl Scout cookies and freedom of the press

This is just odd. Apparently, some poor, oppressed Knoxvillian can’t sell Girl Scout cookies on Craig’s List, even though hundreds of people are doing it on Ebay. Somehow, this becomes a freedom of the press issue and calls into question whether or not we really live in a free country. Wow.

Suffering the Benz Top Posts

When I migrated from Movable Type to WordPress, I realized there’s a lot of crap on here. More than 600 posts over the past seven years. Someone beaming in from the Google Transporter would be hard pressed to figure out what’s going on here. So I’ve pulled together my favorite posts in a single category […]

Hijos de Peru

kids.jpg Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. These kids followed us around at the lake In Peru like a pack of puppies, and unlike the children in Cuzco, they never asked for anything. They were just out having fun on a Saturday afternoon when the stumbled upon a pair of giant Gringos and decided to […]

Cloud Forest Flower

Cloud Forest Flower Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. I’m not certain what the name of this flower is. Might be some sort of orchid. There were a lot of them in the cloud forest that surrounds the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Aguas Calientes.

The Crop Circles of Moray

The Crop Circles of Moray Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. This is an HDR shot of Moray, a series of circular terraces that archeologists believe the Incans used as some sort of agricultural test center, growing various crops in the microclimates that each terrace provides. This is an unrestored site. There is another site […]

Sunset over Miraflores

Sunset over Miraflores Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. This is an HDR shot of the Pacific Ocean shot from the Miraflores section of Lima around sunset. This was taken from LarcoMar, a mall built into the cliffs above the ocean. It’s not only a great mall, but they also have a great cigar store […]

Corn Fields and a Lake

Corn Fields and a Lake Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. This is an HDR photo of a lake where we ate lunch one afternoon in Peru. Corn fields ran down to the water’s edge, and the mountains loomed in the distance. Toss in brooding skies and you have a pretty phenomenal HDR image.

The Salt Mines

The Salt Mines Originally uploaded by Suffering the Benz. This HDR photo was taken at the Salineras, vast salt mines near Tarabamba. There are about 3,000 squares terraced into the valley, and families can own up to 9 squares. People have been mining salt here since Incan times.