Category Archives: Exploration

Finding Austin

Arrived after a long day of travel: dusty, tired, searching for a beer. The cab ride from airport to hotel is always valuable: airports are never in the classy part of town, so you end up traversing suburbs, transecting zones. … Continue reading

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States of Jersey: remnants of rust and relevance

I remember in an early episode of Band of Brothers, we see one of the young American soldiers taking a gun emplacement as they role into France: once the trench is secured, he drops a bag of dynamite down the … Continue reading

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The Need to Explore

A kayak trip tomorrow: we are packing warm jumpers and wet gear, two thermos flasks and baguettes for lunch. A day on the water: exploring. It’s hardly uncharted waters: the harbour here is twelve miles long, but it’s been inhabited … Continue reading

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New York: Separation

“I left him“, she said, walking slowly in the brilliant sunshine, “last month“, as she passed by where i was sitting, on one of the benches on the Highline, sipping my coffee. “But i’ve met someone“, slightly breathless, the cable … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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To Quest

Tomorrow i fly: Amsterdam, London, Denver, then onwards, into the mountains. New views, new people, new spaces to think. Space to explore. Space to learn. The journey is the quest: adventure, companionship, solitude, occasional unexpected turns. It’s about curiosity, about … Continue reading

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Traverse

I walked far into the night, traversing the city, in a wide, sweeping curve from from east to west, then an abrupt turn north to cross the river and back to my hotel. My den: sanctuary with room service and … Continue reading

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