Tag Archives: Travel

Wild/Life

Wild/Life

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Traveling Mexico has its own challenges. So why do I always want to crank the danger up to 11?more

One Bird In-Hand is Worth Ten in the Bush

One Bird In-Hand is Worth Ten in the Bush

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My grandma was glaring at Trixie’s fixings willing her to lie in the neat bed she’d made. Pearl was lying on her back with that piece of wood in her mouth. She was dusty and had her straw bedding stuck to her in small patches, some on her underbelly. All of her paws were outstretched to the sky. She was letting the piece of wood fall from her mouth and recatching it. Trixie’s phone was face-up flat on the dining table. The phone rang and we all looked to her expecting it to be Croker. Trixie quickly silenced it. more

Bittermoon

Bittermoon

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Drunk and jealous in an exotic locale, he wonders: “What’s the opposite of a honeymoon?”more

Pallbearers

Pallbearers

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“By saying yes in spite of the dangers, I felt I made myself vital and trusted. And was this not what a good American was supposed to do when making friends abroad? To open themselves up to new experiences, to say yes as much as possible, even when the proposition was frightening?”more

Blue is the Color that Calls Men to It

Blue is the Color that Calls Men to It

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Death took His time with Hattie, made a masterpiece of her, and Jerry took notes.more

One Hundred Twenty Sunny Nights

One Hundred Twenty Sunny Nights

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Before I left Illinois, I told Julie I needed to do this once, meaning Antarctica, not adultery. More and more I don’t know what I want in this world.more

Fiesta!

Fiesta!

BULL Recon by

A visit to the Fiesta of San Fermin, made famous by Hemingway, reveals it’s just as decadent and depraved as ever.more

The Collected Letters of Gerald Kingsley

The Collected Letters of Gerald Kingsley

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“We work face-to-face, cheek against cheek, arms wrapped around the other’s waist with our hands dipped into reinforced polymer glovesmore

Pump Up The Valium

Pump Up The Valium

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“I’ve learned it’s not the Mexican drug cartels I fear most, but the endless audio blitzkriegs assaulting us on a daily basismore

Life in the Hong Kong Smoking Lounge

Life in the Hong Kong Smoking Lounge

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After five months in China, the hardest part of going home is leaving the cigarettes behindmore