It was an ugly, brown polyester gas station attendant’s jacket, made all the more unsightly by large rips, frayed edges, and a phalanx of safety pins. I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.
Chapter IX: Allston is the cirrhosis-stricken liver of Boston’s college nexus. Calling it rat-infested inaccurately characterizes the natural ecosystem.
From Brooklyn to Long Beach
I can't think of any better way to bring 10 Cities / 10 Years to a finish than with a cross country road trip.
The recent attempt (and failure) in various states to "preserve religious freedom" by dumping on the gays has added a new wrinkle to the Gay Rights debate. With the tides of inevitability pretty much guaranteeing that within the decade we will see the national legalization of same-sex marriage, the religious right and conservative groups seem … Continue reading Religion is a Choice
It was somewhere in the middle of windswept Alabama or Tennessee that I felt the ephiphanic thrill of knowing that briefly - far too briefly - nothing else in my life mattered.
This is just a brief update from the road. We're in Austin, Texas, getting ready in the hotel before moving on our way to New Orleans for the next night. We drove 15 hours on our first day, making it by far our longest day of travel. Most of New Mexico and Texas is desert … Continue reading From the Road
My 2014 will begin with a road trip from Phoenix to Boston.