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Six Months on the Subcontinent
TRAVEL DISPATCHES FROM NEPAL AND INDIA2007 - 2008

From Himalayan highlands to tropical backwaters, Shauna and I immersed ourselves in the dynamic lands and cultures of South Asia. More an encounter than a destination, India offers all of itself with shocking immediacy, and a journey there is truly a travelerís rite of passage. These dispatches document ours...

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR | PART FIVE

Tales from Turtle Island
A Year on the Road in North America2004 - 2005

After graduating from college in 2004, I set off to adventure around North America for a year with no a real plan at all, living in a van and following the emerging vectors between meditation centers, friends and fellow travelers, mountains and wildlands, work, whim and intimation. This series chronicles my year on the road...

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

Remember the Alamo
FICTIONAdbusters Magazine, Nov/Dec 2004

"All your locks are languidly tensile, like the broken radio towers we saw hanging from the buildings in San Antonio after the fires started, when they were burning the last of the gas from the police cars and singing in the streets..." READ ON >>

Other Archived Writings


 

Collaborative Essay

A minor manifesto compiled from a series of email exchanges with my friend Andrew Hook, and first published in The Lantern in 2004.

Notes From the Far Field

Travel Dispatches

These early dispatches were first sent by email to friends and family, and reflect my developing enthusiasm for travel and self discovery.

NORTH AMERICA
Aug. 2001The Limits of the Individual
10 days alone in the wilderness of W. Virginia.
June 2002Cigarettes give you Scurvy
Sailing the Bahamas' backwaters.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
July 2002"In which certain metaphors are mixed"
1: A dispatch now lost and gone forever.
July 2002"Ebert and Ghost give rave reviews"
2: Life at the University of Queenland.
Aug. 2002"the weeks wind like quiet cyclones"
3: Hooliganism and heavens-oceans.
Sep. 2002"we doze in a sunspot coma"
4: Wiggy roadtrip in Northern NSW.
Oct. 2002"back-paths of the dark earth"
5: Submersion in subtropical rainforests.
Nov. 2002"the persistent rhythm of the senses"
6: 10-day Vipassana Meditation course.
Nov. 2002"the clouds should know me by now"
7: Adventuring on NZ's North Island.
Dec. 2002"let it be a lofty mountain"
8: Near-death on NZ's South Island.
Feb. 2003"maybe this sunken ship is the treasure"
9: Organic farming in Western Oz.

JAPAN
Sep. 2005Sunrise from the Summit ∑ Climbing Mt. Fuji
Dec. 2005Letting Go the Ghost ∑ Living and Teaching in Japan
June 2006The Great Gut of the City ∑ Tokyo's Fish Market

Fiction
This early short story is a parable about the ecological crisis.

Jill Came Tumbling After

Dreams

These two transcriptions are part of a neglected project to archive the most compelling entries from my dream journals online.

"I see from the wideview of a helicoptered cinema-shot..."
"I've come out to visit this very special girl..."

 

What is most appealing about young folks, after all, is the changes, not the still photograph
of finished character but the movie, the soul in flux. —Thomas Pynchon  ∑  Slow Learner

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