I Met A Man On The Salton Sea

I Met A Man On The Salton Sea

While I was heading south along the shore of southern California’s Salton Sea, I saw a familiar shape casting a shadow across a parking lot. I’m sure my eyes must’ve swirled with stars as he came in to view. Abruptly, I clamped on the brakes. Before my trip, I hadn’t looked up the locations of more »

You’re Out of Control – Might As Well Enjoy It

You’re Out of Control – Might As Well Enjoy It

A couple of weeks ago, I read an article in the New York Times by Christopher Mele titled Pushing That Crosswalk Button May Make You Feel Better, but …. The article rattles off a few examples of things in everyday life that do nothing other than give a sense that we’re actually doing something or more »

Fly and Ride: Renting a Tiger 800 for 8 Days in California

Fly and Ride: Renting a Tiger 800 for 8 Days in California

Two days after Christmas, I left cold New York for chilly California. If you aren’t familiar with California, you might assume a few things: It never rains there It’s always warm Both of those things are incorrect. But while sitting in my office, I impulsively decided that I should burn the rest of my 2016 more »

Roadtripping: I’ve Got a Bad Case of the Hurry-Hurries

Roadtripping: I’ve Got a Bad Case of the Hurry-Hurries

When I first set off on a roadtrip, I’m overcome with excitement. It isn’t unusual that I will make “mistakes” right out of the gate as a result. I’ll forget to plug in, turn on, write down, navigate to, or forego things I’d been excited about all because I’m on fire about gettin’ goin’. On more »

Roadtripping: Fantasy Versus Reality

Roadtripping: Fantasy Versus Reality

In preparation for a trip, I might not create a strict timetable or map out a route, but I do find myself engaged in rapturous, absurd fantasies. These fantasies involve who I’ll see, where I’ll go and of course the gorgeous super-heroine exchanges that I’ll have with everyone because I am so fucking captivating. I more »

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