Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

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Danforth Street

Posted on December 7, 2018

I walked with a hobble down Danforth Street in Portland, Maine. It was around fifty degrees, and the air had a chill to it. There was nothing going on that I could see, and the night seemed extra quiet. Still, as is my habit since I don’t trust people, I kept looking behind me to see if I was being shadowed. I could never quite shake that feeling. Nobody there, of course. Better safe than sorry, though. My right foot had something wrong with it. A bone that was out of place, a cramp…something. Whatever it was – it made me limp along. I didn’t pay much attention to it. It would walk itself out. That’s how foot things usually worked, right? After a…

The Kancamagus Highway

Posted on November 10, 2018

There’s a somewhat alarming sign that greets you as you approach the western end of the Kancamagus (pronounced “Kan-kuh-MOG-us” if you were wondering) Highway in Lincoln, New Hampshire. It reads “No gas for the next 32 miles”. As you pass the sign, you drive along a narrow stretch of road that winds itself through the White Mountains and through some extremely beautiful scenery. It’s a real treat in the fall, when the foliage is popping – but it can be a wonderful experience in the summer as well. Driving the Kancamagus  in the fall is like rolling through a kaleidoscope of autumnal color. You lose yourself momentarily as hills give way to stoic mountains covered with shocks of reds, yellows, browns, and even the…

Dungeons & Dragons Is Back

Posted on July 26, 2018

For many people, playing Dungeons & Dragons, (also known as D&D) and by extension playing any role-playing game, has long been something for the “nerds”. Inaccessible, confusing, tedious. As a kid, I started playing with the 2nd Edition after my stepfather showed us all one of his lovingly preserved character sheets. He explained to us that his character had several skills, and possessed a fair amount of treasure he’d acquired through playing the game. I was immediately intrigued and wanted a character of my own, and as soon as the opportunity presented itself, I sought out some D&D books at my local library to learn what exactly D&D was and how to play it. Within no time, my friends and I were playing it for…

SUMMER 2018 UPDATE

Posted on July 24, 2018

*Photo courtesy Peyton Carro It’s summer, and as most of you no doubt understand – Summer is a time for activity. My wife Peyton and I try to do something at least once a week which involves travel of some sort, and coupled with a full-time job in the retail world with a changing schedule, I rarely have time to finish my blog posts when I want to so I figured I’d at least drop in and let y’all know what I’ve been doing here in the wilds of Maine. First – the travel I mentioned. I’ve long come to terms with the fact that I will never be a globe-trotter. I do, however, travel extensively on a local level. Since Spring started, I’ve…

Friend Files #27: Peyton Carro

Posted on March 7, 2018

Friend Files is a feature I added to my blog, Away With Words, a while back – this being the 27th installment. Past installments appear under the “Friend Files” tag on my blog. I will be interviewing a friend of mine (and in this case, she’s a friend who also happened to become my wife!) and showcasing why they are a friend to me and what I like about them, and also a mini-interview (five questions) that detail what they think of me. It’s a way to acknowledge my friends out there and what they’re up to and also to introduce them to my larger group of friends, acquaintances, and anyone else who might be interested in reading online. Today, I will be talking about my lovely wife, Peyton…

Thundercats – A Forgotten Fandom

Posted on May 30, 2016

When I was just a young boy, there was nothing that could make me quite as excited as hearing the theme song for my favorite cartoon come roaring over the speakers of our crappy television set back in the mid 1980’s. The song, and the opening animation sequence, was enough to blow my young mind. Action, adventure, fantasy, science fiction. It was all those things rolled into one marketable 1980’s package. This show was called Thundercats.     Thundercats revolved around an alien race of half-human, half-felines who traveled from their doomed planet Thundera, pursued by a band of mutants. Held in stasis as their ship traveled to Third-Earth, the heroes eventually land and try to make a new home on what should be…

Nope – Not Dead (Update)

Posted on March 26, 2016

I haven’t posted for a little while now, but I can assure you – the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I kid, I kid…I hope there are no rumors of my death. But, yeah, I’ve been slacking on the blogging front and I hope to rectify that soon. (Please don’t kill me.) HOWEVER – this is not to say that I have not been busy. I recently started writing for itcher Mag, and you can find my first article HERE. On top of that, I’ve been busy doing cosplay stuff and getting ready to meet one of my Star Wars idols – Peter Mayhew. Yeah, that’s right. I’m going to meet Chewie. Me and my friend Tyler (you can read my…