Summerteeth

Perfect

Perfect

In case you didn’t know, the perfect day includes: A latte your father made with homefries your mother made. Salty hair and sandy toes. Small ones collecting crabs and shells in the tidepools. A Cheez-It or two. The sound of the waves and distant laughter when you are falling asleep in the sand with an […]


New York on Film

New York on Film

Boston

Boston

I learned a lot of things at home this summer, but the most important things were these: I am excellent at Wii Golf. Just like a good little Birdie. Or perhaps an Eagle. Former state prisons make excellent boutique hotels and fancy bars. There is not a suitcase big enough to get everything I need […]


The Law of Reversed Effort

The Law of Reversed Effort

When you try to stay on the surface of the water, you sink. But when you try to sink, you float. Alan Watts


Into the Future and Out of the Past

Into the Future and Out of the Past

Things are moving… Into the future and out of the past, into the future and out of the past. Ryan Adams Jacksonville City Nights


All things go, all things go

All things go, all things go

Drove to Chicago All things know, all things know. I fell in love with the place, in my mind, in my mind I made a lot of mistakes, in my mind, in my mind. Sufjan Stevens See all the photos here.


Dear Vancouver

Dear Vancouver

It was love at first sight, really it was. I have scoured this continent for the better part of the last 15 years and have not yet found a city that romances me as much as you do. Sure, you showed up to our first date in your finest clothes, all that glorious sunshine and […]


Things I’ve Learned in One Week

Things I’ve Learned in One Week

1. Every male on Vancouver Island, and quite possibly all of Canada itself, is named either Dave or Joel. Mostly Dave. This can be confusing in large groups, but makes meeting new people much easier. 2. In summer, British Columbia is perhaps one of the most beautiful places on earth. Figure A:The people who live […]


Maybe the sun will shine today

Maybe the sun will shine today

If you ride the Victoria Clipper from Seattle to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, this is what you will find waiting on the other side of Puget Sound: Snow-capped mountains that reflect into the deepest blue water you’ve ever seen. The tallest of pines that stand vertically at attention along every strip of landscape. Picking fresh […]


‘Merica

‘Merica

The middle two weeks of June were spent in the Very Middle of America, hidden away in a cul-de-sac at the end of a tree-lined street in suburban St Louis. It is here that I claim one pregnant sister, one brother-in-law and one 2-year-old niece, who share a two bedroom ranch home with a two-car […]


Buenos Annyong y Merci avec un poquito de Tequila!

Buenos Annyong y Merci avec un poquito de Tequila!

The second stop on the 2008 North American Tour: Wheels on Fire found me heading south for my first real trip to Mexico to attend the wedding of my good friend, Marshall. I learned something interesting about traveling to Mexico. When you say “I’m going to Mexico for a week”, everyone–and I really mean everyone–thinks […]


Summerteeth

Summerteeth

The first week of my Summer Vacances Officielles found me in my former riverside house in Austin, Texas. It is my first time back in just over two years and it is safe to say that the old adage is dead-on: the more things change, the more they stay 100% absolutely the same. Except me. […]