Monthly Archives: April 2013


“I pulled into the Cactus Tree Motel, to shower off the dust / and I slept on the strange pillows of my wanderlust” – Joni Mitchell (Amelia) I wish I could write about experiencing true isolation and self-reliance in the … Continue reading

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Celestial downpour, and breakfast.

I have never been accosted by the rain as much as I have on this trip. I once loved rain. From the safety and comfort of familiar shelter I could curl up with a hot beverage and appreciate the percussive … Continue reading

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The glass is half full of snow.

Perhaps there is nothing worse than an REI on a weekend. Every cliche of outdoor lifestyle is out in force. Discarded latte cups and lounging human North Face ads littered the aisles of the REI of Medford, OR. It was … Continue reading

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Buckets of rain

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” -
Langston Hughes “Camping: Nature’s way of promoting the motel industry.” -Dave Barry Our stay in Eureka stretched to … Continue reading

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Eureka!, they declared.

Fun facts: Eureka’s tallest building is its jail. There is a bar called the Speakeasy whose ceiling glitters with an artificial Milky Way and whose windows glow with the embers of red parlor lights. Their drinks are overpriced and their … Continue reading

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