Pike’s Place Market, Seattle, Washington A quick weekend jaunt up the coast to visit friends, my first time really getting a feel for the city; the rain held up but the cold did not. Some highlights to come . . .
Electric/barbed wire/metal spike fences, sprawling shantytowns, racial divides . . . Lion cub petting, bunny chow chowing, spectacular topography flyby-ing . . . Benoni, South Africa You think Africa would be a cheap place to travel, huh? The thing is, aside from being averagely priced [by San Francisco standards], when you’re a tourist and can’t… Continue reading The Lion Park
We all see the craze spreading, with the hoopla of the Kindle and the iPad ballyhoo — you can read books? newspapers?! magazines?!! In the meantime, I’m stuck in the stone age with an archaic addiction: literature on a smartphone. The concept is simple. Every day, Cellstories posts a new, hand-picked short story [with the… Continue reading Portable fiction
Koala-cuddling, wine-tasting, kangaroo-boxing, left-side-of-the-road-don’t-die-driving . . . Hill-valley-meandering, pub-food-craving, empty-street-trodding, wool-coat-huddling . . . Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. It’s a town posing as a city – a square of one-story houses and a cluster of high rises hemmed in on all sides by swaths of dirty grass. There’s the River Torrens to the north, a… Continue reading Upside Down
[Thank you, WordPress, for the Comp Sci 101 title. I’ll keep it for old time’s sake.] The vast space of the world is populated by all manner of bizarre and wonderful things. I’m a collector and curator, a liaison and a publicist; a channel through ears and mouth and fingertips, bits burrowed into the brain… Continue reading Hello world!