Category Archives: letters from latitude zero – travelogues.

insomniac interludes: no blog is an island

current soundtrack: peter gabriel – party man I’ve been letting this video incubate for about the last six days, after happening to catch it on another writer’s blog last week. It’s an absolutely fascinating watch—and the truths that it taps … Continue reading

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nola ’05 – part ii. (hostel environs)

current soundtrack: high blood pressure – huey “piano” smith and the clowns One of the inherent risks of affecting the piecemeal/hindsight philosophy towards travel writing is that you’re often stuck trying to not only tack together the actual, physical happenstance … Continue reading

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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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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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seattle serials: fast times at the first church of hyrule

In the dimly-lit recesses of a massive congregational hall, they wait. Heads bowed; anticipation murmured in the vernacular of reverent breaths, interrupted by the occasional hiccup of a sucked-in sob or whimper. The air remains heavy from the joyous noise … Continue reading

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