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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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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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from the arkives: the disneyland death tour (part two)

The Air Up There: Disneyland’s Express Airtram Disasters One and Deux Fatalities: 43 The Year: 1968 Mortem Methodia: Rotor Malfunction of Two Commercial Sikorsky S-61 Helicraft The Tale of the Toetag: Though discontinued due to financial strains at the crest … Continue reading

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from the arkives: the disneyland death tour (part one)

(Originally posted on 3/28/2001.) It’s probably best to warn you upfront that this isn’t another smear piece on all things embodied physical of the Disney experience. The wisecracking golly-whillickers approach to bitch-smacking the Supermaus has been done to death, and … Continue reading

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