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Infinite Flow: West Fork

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  Sunlight reflected on running water. And the reflection of a tree.   West Fork of the San Gabriel River, in the San Gabriel Mountains, above Azusa.                                  

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Travels in India and Nepal: Chapter 13: Escher’s Observatory

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Escher’s Observatory      For the first time in India, I question the guidebook. It has been a trusty companion, never leading me astray, except, of course, for the occasional gone-out-of-business hotel. But now it says there is an observatory in the center of Jaipur.      Town centers is not the place for an observatory: obscure […]

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Porque Estamos Aqui Nosotros

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[This is a story created to be read aloud at the Story Salon reading group in Studio City, Los Angeles.]      When I was young I went to university in England. In the city of Canterbury to be exact. It is a three-year school, which took me four years to complete, which is another story […]

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Mr. T in an Elevator

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This is a story read aloud at Story Salon.      It hadn’t been a good day, then Mr. T stepped into my elevator.      I was working as a motorcycle courier in LA and had met a few celebrities. Drew Carey once answered the door in his bathrobe and Val Kilmer saw my motorcycle and […]

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Ireland: Innis and the Lake Isle of Innisfree [Part 2]

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     After munching a few of my lunch crackers I stood up and continued my journey to Innisfree.      Once past the river and bridge the path cut through a forest. The trees had thin trunks, like they were young, and the ground was smooth hard packed earth.      As the forest ended there was […]

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Ireland: Innis and the Lake Isle of Innisfree [Part 1]

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     In Ireland the busses don’t run on Sunday. It seemed obvious to both Patrick and I once we heard this piece of news, but it meant we were stuck. It was Saturday afternoon and we were stuck in the town of Sligo. This town was supposed to be just a transfer point to environs […]

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Walking with Alligators Outside New Orleans [Part 2]

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Southern Drawl      It seems that warm water is the defining characteristic of New Orleans. Water in the swamps, water in the Mississippi river, water flooding houses, water falling from the sky in bucket loads, and water thickening the air in the form of humidity.      Coming from a childhood in the deserts I was […]

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Walking With Alligators Outside New Orleans [Part 1]

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     One afternoon while sitting in a bar in the French Quarter -nursing an Abita Amber- I over-heard a snippet of a conversation that went like this: “…and you can walk through the swamps with the alligators.”      Which was exactly what I had been looking for.      Who says you can’t find everything in […]

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Story Salon: Interlandi

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This story was read aloud at Story Salon (.com) on Wednesday March 17, 2010.      I met Frank Interlandi when I began working at a bar in Laguna Beach called The Saloon.      Every morning Frank would begin his day by drinking at the Marine Room Tavern, and shorty after 12 o’clock, he would walk […]

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Story Salon: Her Majesty’s Prison Only

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This story was read aloud at Story Salon (.com). ——- Her Majesty’s Prison Only           I was walking with my camera, as I do. It was mid-October 2009, and I was in Southern England, specifically in a city called Exeter, a beautiful city with a cathedral, thousand year old city walls […]

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Once By Train: Walking From Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth

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Once upon a time, there were two train lines that terminated in Exmouth. One is still in use and travels from Exeter to Exmouth through Lympstone. The other one came through Budleigh Salterton to Exmouth. The branch line that came through Budleigh was closed in 1967, when many of the smaller lines in England were […]

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Road to Alaska: Section VIII

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Epilogue: Northern Lights       It was Monday night, Kieara’s birthday. A group of us went out, listened to a poetry reading, drank heavily at a few bars and spent some time dancing. I arrived home in the darkness of two thirty in the morning, and still being wide awake, drank some red wine and played […]

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