Lessons from a Motorized Metal Shark

A drive down the road in Englewood, Florida might yield you a fairly monotonous view of strip malls, gas stations, and flat, straight roads through semi-tropical, over-developed, sand-land. Indeed, were on our way to a Home Depot, for a small arts & crafts project. As we drove, we came across a motorized metal shark driving … Continue reading

Developing the Desert – (Part 1: The Southwest)

East of the Sierra Nevadas, heading east, we turned on the A/C for the first time in a long, long time. We’re more of the ‘windows down, feel the breeze’-type of people. As we ventured east from San Diego the scenery became more dry, brittle, and rocky. The road stretched on and on, floating above … Continue reading

So I Slept in My Car, Again…

I hate paying for sleeping. Why should I spend my minimal funds on being unconscious when there are so many museums, cafes, restaurants, and daytime activities which require dollars? I decided to put my 8-year-old-kid fort making skills to the test and snuggle myself into my compact car in the streets of downtown Portland, Oregon for nine … Continue reading

In A City Without Seasons

The One Am Radio, a favorite band of mine recently released their new album, ‘Heaven is Attached by a Slender Thread.’ One of the tracks has particularly ‘hit home’ as they say, with its considerations of the passage of time. Likely meant to illustrate the unchanging weather of Los Angeles, Hrishikesh Hirway, the frontman, sings “it’s hard to measure time in a city without seasons… in a city you don’t believe in.” However, I have found it increasingly poignant as a description of the last 7 or so months in this peculiar city of Anchorage.

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