Category: Travels

  • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

    The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    “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

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    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

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    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

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    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

    • The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      The Age of Information, The Aging of Information.

      Some thoughts on James Gleick’s The Information. “The alphabet is like a contagion – both the virus and the vector of transmission in and of itself.” Back in the “learn…

    • The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      The Explosion and a Persistent Challenge of Discovery and Appreciation.

      Artists tend to not stop making things, even if the thing you remember them making isn’t around anymore.

    • Riffs on Paper

      Riffs on Paper

      It’s like when you buy clothes: if you find something you like that fits well, buy it in every color. But here, if I find a paper that really sings…

    • July inside of July

      July inside of July

      It’s been muggy as hell this year. It feels unreal. Still, folks are out trying to make the best of it. “My life, I realize suddenly, is July. Childhood is…

    • Riffs on Grammar

      Thoughts on grammar. Why a preposition can end things. And other collected notes.

    • Riffs on: Naps

      Riffs on: Naps

      The collection of notes about taking naps. A work in progress.

    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…