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Cream of the Cool

Named for the copious amounts of galena ore found nearby, this small mining town is now abandoned. Lying in Grant County east of the John Day River, the remains of the town are on Up Middle Fork Road. Originally named Susanville, the town was relocated two miles up nearby Elk Creek to take advantage of the ore deposits. Mining operations in the town took place from the 1860s into 1940, producing silver, lead, and gold.

In its heyday, Galena could lay claim…

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

 

 

Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we’re not poets.

 

-Dudley Moore, in “Arthur”

 

 

Twenty-three days. That’s how long I’ve been in this piss-hole. I have a life, I have things to do. I need to be home. I should’ve been home a week ago. Twenty-three days. I need to see Rusty.

I’ve been in some places. Bad places.…

Note: Accelerationism has developed since the #Accelerate days, but it's really more of a neoreactionary vibe these days, and I admit ignorance on that front!


First, let's dispose of a myth.

Accelerationism's myth is instantly understandable, and one that hardly even resembles the initial idea.

In logic, there is a fallacy known as the "argument from etymology". A traditional bad argument from etymology might look something like…