Monthly Archives: November 2013

nola ’05 – part i. (les commencements)

current soundtrack: time is on my side – irma thomas If the theme of the great New York City pass-through of ’01 was exploration and discovery, then its spiritual sequel was predicated on varying degrees of loss, self-loathing and blunt-ended … Continue reading

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seattle serials: i and we and steves makes three(s)

current soundtrack: the touch – stan bush and vince dicola For some strange reason, the first moment that I saw an episode of Rick Steves’ Europe is indelibly fried into my frontal lobe; I may not be able to recall … Continue reading

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the wary traveler’s cheatsheet – nyc ’01

current music: track 9 – atmosphere. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned to appreciate from casing the adventures of Noisy Pilgrims and What an Amazing World!, it’s that a blog’s weight becomes measured in either lead or gold based … Continue reading

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nyc ’01 – part i. (feet first.)

current soundtrack: “new york minute” – don henley. Few things make a dyed-in-the-flannel Pacific Northwesterner more attuned to the gradual yellowing of their memory than a Seattle winter. It’s been ten lovely years to this tune now, and yet—without fail—the … Continue reading

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letters from latitude zero: redux.

current soundtrack: “hi friend” – deadmau5 We live in fine times for the agoraphobic. My general psychology’s long-since resembled one of those pop-top plastic shells that contains a two-bit prize, found in the exit-ways of every supermarket from here to … Continue reading

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