Southern cities and Northern cities represent two very distinct flavors of culture in the United States. They share a nation, but they aren't interchangeable. So far, I have lived in 3 cities below the Mason-Dixon line: Charlotte, Nashville and now New Orleans. (Costa Mesa, California, while technically a southern US city, is not a Southern … Continue reading “I’m Sorry, We’re White”
"How do you do it?" I have changed cities 10 times in the last 8 years, which means two things: I've gotten pretty good at moving my shit, and the Post Office hates me. One frequently asked question is "How do you do it?" They don't mean mentally, I presume, but practically. How do I move? … Continue reading How To Move
June 1st, 2005. That was the day I moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. Two weeks prior, I had graduated college and celebrated my 22nd birthday. Counter to any impression that I may have given, I did not set out from my hometown with the intention of pursuing some ambitious decade spanning project. Charlotte was merely … Continue reading 6 Years
You see that image right above. There's a reason I've put it as my masthead. It's the logo of this project, and as of today, you can have it in sticker form. I just received the first batch in the mail and I can assure you, while they are small, they're very cool. I'm not … Continue reading Stickers!
"No matter how much you change, you still got to pay the price for the things you've done." ~ Doug MacRay In this world, there are content people. They got the girl. They signed the dotted line. They are sleeping on 500 count sheets. Good for them. Do not read sarcasm in to that, I … Continue reading Change
"27 years of nothing but failures and promises that I couldn't keep. Oh lord, I wasn't ready to go - I'm never ready to go Let it ride." ~ Ryan Adams I've been here all of 4 days now, and the parallels to Philadelphia are abundant. Not that Nashville and Philly are at all alike. … Continue reading Tennessee’s a brother to my sister Carolina where they’re gonna bury me
Memories are the backbone of this 10 Cities project. What do I remember, what can I remember, what should I remember? I don't ever want to get so bogged down in nostalgia that I forget to live in the present, but reliving and retelling the stories of my time on the road are what give … Continue reading The Music of 10 Cities
The process can be a difficult one. Here I am, just over two months out from my next move, and I am floating in that nebulous place yet again. I need to find an apartment in Nashville, without actually being able to see any apartments ahead of time (outside of what photos the landlords might … Continue reading Go do, you’ll know how to: Just let yourself give in to the floodtide