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THIS IS THE ONE WHERE YOU SAY YES I get in my car and drive to you. You are not far, and when I sneak from my house in the nighttime, the motion light forgets its sacred duty. I am a shadow, but soon I am a shadow in a car, and then I am […]
I. Charles Keys: At the Wheelwright’s Shop My job was one of arcs and angles, anxious folks preparing for a journey (theirs or someone else’s). Wagon wheels demand precision, while the dead absolve a coffin’s hasty corner. Hacksaw, rasp, and […]
SPAGHETTI RUN I’m living in Buffalo, going to art school. Arnie calls. He says, you ever been to New York? I tell him, not yet. He says I’m going tomorrow, do you want to go? I say sure. He picks me up and drives all night. We hit a few rest stops, and then on […]
My plane touched down late. I’d spent most of the flight scouring Lonely Planet, searching for Hostel Bekai in Costa Rica where I was to meet Nick, a pierced, truck-driving Englishman I’d met backpacking in Australia in 1999. We’d traveled together briefly Down Under, mostly short jaunts to scenic places or bus trips to the […]
The bassist finds the pulse of the music and manages it like a pacemaker. I’ve seen him before—it seems his innate ability to stoke the groove and own it has made him a staple in whatever music scene exists in this Connecticut college town. The drummer is crisp and poppy in his performance. With his […]
While having dinner with my friend Rebecca last night at an outdoor cafe, I came to this conclusion: I do not have to be kind to the foot fetish man. This is perhaps, to most people, obvious. I, on the other hand, am more idealistic than most. I have a lotus tattooed on my right […]