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Unsubscribe Me

August 25th, 2009 by · No Comments · United States

If I don’t recognize it, haven’t used it, or remember why I bought it…I trashed it. I unsubscribed from everything. I didn’t even do a change of address, I simply cancelled everything and went paperless. And at the zero hour, while the airport cab idled, Darlene cancelled my cell phone subscriptions with one powerful blow […]

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The boy's SLR

August 13th, 2009 by · 1 Comment · United States

Three days from Portland to Tucson through the red hills of Utah. Fossils, slot canyons, Mormons, Jay’s SLR and polygamy beer. We left behind everything, either sold or stashed, save the grey truck, exploding with bikes and climbing gear, which we laid to rest in the hands of Kamillia. So began our wanderlust.

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June 16th, 2009 by · 1 Comment · United States

I drafted a letter to my employer, requesting a leave of absence, a leave to explore the world for one year. No guarantees, no promise of a job upon my return, nothing. But then again, Portland may not be my residence of return. Emotions lofting in the air-  an ocean breeze for a one-way ticket […]

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une carte…

September 8th, 2008 by · No Comments · United States

One month ago, I purchased a world map. Not an engrossing wall mural waiting to be tortured with pins, but rather a timid foldout with Europe and Africa placed centrally, Asia to the east leaving the Americas far left. Whimsical, hand-drawn watercolor pictographs of mountain ranges, cites and countrysides are surrounded by ocean hues of […]

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Don’t Forget to Tip Your Gods

August 10th, 2008 by · 1 Comment · United States

“Microburst [mahy-kruh-burst]: A sudden, violent downdraft of air over a small area (less than 6.24 sq mi) that lasts at least 25 minutes. Microbursts can cause winds with speeds as high as 167 mph. They are difficult to detect and predict with standard weather instruments.” We returned to the River of No Return with truckloads […]

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