One for the Road: Music and a ...

Apr 21, 2014 by

Scent is often said to be the strongest sensory memory-trigger.  It has something to do with the amygdala; apparently the part of...

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What I Should Have Said: On Am...

Apr 5, 2014 by

Today, a well-meaning stranger asked what I do for a living.  After a brief-and-vague description, he asked: do you only travel in...

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Off to Sea: See Ya Mañana

Mar 22, 2014 by

She said I can’t go back to America soon It’s so goddamn cold it’s gonna snow until June Yeah, they’re...

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Palm Peeping: The Fairchild Tr...

Mar 19, 2014 by

I’m not going to beat around the bush–this winter sucked.  This winter sucked long and this winter sucked hard.  And I...

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Laudable Lodging: The Avalon H...

Mar 11, 2014 by

The major problem with The Avalon Hotel on (stunning) Catalina Island became immediately apparent as soon as I checked into my room....

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