Dr. Evermor, I Presume?
Just off Highway 12 in the middle of Wisconsin is perhaps the greatest roadside attraction in the world: A massive metal sculpture called the Forevertron built by Tom Every, a man who lost everything but his dreams. I went to visit him a little while back, and it gave me a new appreciation for the notion in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, that roadside attractions are kind of bastardized holy places in a country where holy things exert only a weak force. And yet, there was nothing weak about the Forevertron, which reminded me of the raw power of imagination, of creativity and of how we can will things into existence. Mr. Every is quite a character and his vision has a profound effect on those who pull over and take a few minutes to inhabit his world before driving on. You can read the story here.