Category: Travels

  • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

    The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

    • …this is your brain on drugs

      …this is your brain on drugs

      Less oxygen, more heat, less thinky.

    • Eight Brown Liquids

      Eight Brown Liquids

      Friday Night. John gets to town and we hit up the wood fired pizza place. It’s busy and the people watching is prime. I think my pie should have spent…

    • 6 Months with the Boox Palma

      6 Months with the Boox Palma

      Since day 1, e-reading hasn’t exactly been easy. There is always some kind of chore that stands between where the books are and where you can read them. It’s gotten…

    • Planned Life

      Planned Life

      Words about Alex Shakar’s “Luminarium”

    • The Lost Art of Reading

      The Lost Art of Reading

      Some notes and such from David L. Ulin’s The Lost Art of Reading

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a book I’ve had on my shelf for a long while now, only today realizing I have a signed copy). He paints us a picture of…

  • Tulum Trash

    Tulum Trash

    • …this is your brain on drugs

      …this is your brain on drugs

      Less oxygen, more heat, less thinky.

    • Eight Brown Liquids

      Eight Brown Liquids

      Friday Night. John gets to town and we hit up the wood fired pizza place. It’s busy and the people watching is prime. I think my pie should have spent…

    • 6 Months with the Boox Palma

      6 Months with the Boox Palma

      Since day 1, e-reading hasn’t exactly been easy. There is always some kind of chore that stands between where the books are and where you can read them. It’s gotten…

    • Planned Life

      Planned Life

      Words about Alex Shakar’s “Luminarium”

    • The Lost Art of Reading

      The Lost Art of Reading

      Some notes and such from David L. Ulin’s The Lost Art of Reading

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    I had to nose the ATV gently through the gutter that had formed in the middle of the dirt road. I would have raced right through it, but Carly was hanging onto the back seat, and I could feel her clench everything down whenever I hit a bump. So, easy does it. We’re in Mexico…

  • On: Scotch Whisky and Head Colds

    On: Scotch Whisky and Head Colds

    • …this is your brain on drugs

      …this is your brain on drugs

      Less oxygen, more heat, less thinky.

    • Eight Brown Liquids

      Eight Brown Liquids

      Friday Night. John gets to town and we hit up the wood fired pizza place. It’s busy and the people watching is prime. I think my pie should have spent…

    • 6 Months with the Boox Palma

      6 Months with the Boox Palma

      Since day 1, e-reading hasn’t exactly been easy. There is always some kind of chore that stands between where the books are and where you can read them. It’s gotten…

    • Planned Life

      Planned Life

      Words about Alex Shakar’s “Luminarium”

    • The Lost Art of Reading

      The Lost Art of Reading

      Some notes and such from David L. Ulin’s The Lost Art of Reading

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    Yes, I wanted to go. I had the genetic right to see what this land was all about! I wanted my own pictures of copper stills and peat fields! I wanted to nurse my own hangovers and wash the taste of smoky, peated belches from my mouth with imported Italian espresso and a quick bite…

  • Notes From The Low Country

    Notes From The Low Country

    • …this is your brain on drugs

      …this is your brain on drugs

      Less oxygen, more heat, less thinky.

    • Eight Brown Liquids

      Eight Brown Liquids

      Friday Night. John gets to town and we hit up the wood fired pizza place. It’s busy and the people watching is prime. I think my pie should have spent…

    • 6 Months with the Boox Palma

      6 Months with the Boox Palma

      Since day 1, e-reading hasn’t exactly been easy. There is always some kind of chore that stands between where the books are and where you can read them. It’s gotten…

    • Planned Life

      Planned Life

      Words about Alex Shakar’s “Luminarium”

    • The Lost Art of Reading

      The Lost Art of Reading

      Some notes and such from David L. Ulin’s The Lost Art of Reading

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    Here, the world is ruled by the ocean. Everywhere else you know, the river flows into the ocean. Here, the ocean flows just as much into the land. The water is just as fresh as it is brackish. The tides can make your day just as easily as they can ruin it – I suppose…

  • Notes on: The Lower East Side

    Notes on: The Lower East Side

    • …this is your brain on drugs

      …this is your brain on drugs

      Less oxygen, more heat, less thinky.

    • Eight Brown Liquids

      Eight Brown Liquids

      Friday Night. John gets to town and we hit up the wood fired pizza place. It’s busy and the people watching is prime. I think my pie should have spent…

    • 6 Months with the Boox Palma

      6 Months with the Boox Palma

      Since day 1, e-reading hasn’t exactly been easy. There is always some kind of chore that stands between where the books are and where you can read them. It’s gotten…

    • Planned Life

      Planned Life

      Words about Alex Shakar’s “Luminarium”

    • The Lost Art of Reading

      The Lost Art of Reading

      Some notes and such from David L. Ulin’s The Lost Art of Reading

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    You want this to matter. You want to feel the magic flow from every surface, from every person, the moment you step off the plane. You want this to be worthwhile. On the average, this is a moment of spending. From one block to the next, one swipe to the next, one card to the…