About Paul’s Thing

There’s this thing in southern Arizona.


As you drive across the state on I-10, you’re reminded of it again and again.


Generations of travelers have pondered the mystery of “The Thing?

What is it?

A roadside attraction near Dragoon, Arizona.

No, really, what is it?

It’s the Mystery of the Desert.

No, you know what I mean . . . what is it?

Well, even though I paid the price of admission and looked The Thing? right in the eye, I’m still not certain what it is:


Who am I? I’m Paul, and this is where I write about life, culture, books, consumerism, politics, the media, war, aviation, motorcycling, bicycling, current events, the internets, cooking, and other mysteries of life in the desert.

Welcome to Exit 322!