Fascination – The Great Nation of Val Verde

The Val Verde. The nation of Val Verde. It’s down in South America nestled between… I can’t seem to find it on a map. There should be a map of Val Verde, but no one has made one. I want a giant world-domination sized map of Val Verde to hang behind me in my office. It...

Fascination – The Principality of Outer Baldonia

A few weeks ago I mentioned filibustering as a part of my fascination with bananas–private armies trying to seize land to form their own nations. In this same vein are micro-nations. Here people don’t raise an army, or take over anything, they just declare their...

Fascination – Bears

Bears are the badasses of the forest. Plain and simple. They’re big and they’ve got claws, but, more frightening, they have us all convinced that they only eat berries and stolen honey. The bear propaganda machine has us all lulled into a false sense of security....


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