Strangers On A Plane

Strangers On A Plane

Before the advent of in-flight internet, I looked at plane travel as an unlikely oasis amidst a maelstrom of never-ending human interaction. Earplugs in, bitchface on, book open…paradise. I secretly relish those flights where the attendants solemnly announce, “Unfortunately, we’re…

THE DESERT: A Love Story In Three Acts [ACT 2]

THE DESERT: A Love Story In Three Acts [ACT 2]

ACT TWO The Mojave lit a fire; straight away, I knew I wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park. I needed more of those freaky trees, more of that eerie quiet, more pastel twilight vistas. After spending most of the…

180° South

180° South

I just finished watching the documentary 180° South and it was absolutely exceptional. The mountains, ocean, voyage, surfing, and climbing were beautifully shot, but it’s the reflections of the people involved and the power of their connection to the land…

THE DESERT: A Love Story In Three Acts [Act 1]

THE DESERT: A Love Story In Three Acts [Act 1]

PROLOGUE This love story begins with a very full bladder. So full, in fact, that while shooting across Interstate 10 at unconscionable speeds, I began to alternate between crying and hallucinating. Earlier I’d shrugged off the sign somewhere after Phoenix…

Of Cats And Mindfulness

Of Cats And Mindfulness

Cats don’t know how to use paper towels. This may seem obvious to you, I know, but to be fair, humans don’t know how to use them, either. Thing is, the odds are really stacked in our favor here, what…

RECIPE: Bushwick Chopped Salad

RECIPE: Bushwick Chopped Salad

When I lived in New York, a lot of weird things happened. This is neither surprising, nor shocking, but what is both of those things is the fact that most of the weird things that happened to me involved being…

Manifest Destination

Manifest Destination

I’m climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. No, wait—this is how I actually feel about it: I’M CLIMBING MT. KILIMANJARO!!!!!!!!!! One thing I am not doing, however, is conquering it, despite various accounts, brochures, guidebooks, websites, and general proclamations that I will do…

Eddie Cat Halen

East Meets West

  My fat cat broke my neck. To be fair, he’s just big-boned and was probably just the proverbial camel-straw on top of a long line of terrible postures, poor exercise form, and body-thrashing sleep habits, but when I scooped…