Thursday, March 27, 2014


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Colorado

On the high line, 400 feet above the Animas River in Colorado runs the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Once upon a time I rode the RR with someone I bought a ring for in the old mining town of Silverton that fit perfectly, and by the time we returned down from the high altitude to Durango, the ring fell loose. She's still with me.

photo by Kim Todd


Many of the most dangerous criminals in the United States were sent to Alcatraz Federal Penitentary to serve their sentences. Al Capone, George Kelly and Robert Stroud were three of the well known convicts that spent time on "the rock". While two of the three used bullets, Robert Stroud handled birds and wasn't as handsome as Burt Lancaster who portrayed Stroud in the 1962 film The Birdman of Alcatraz.