Monthly Archives: December 2010

Yucca Valley

Yucca Valley, California.  I walk into a coffee shop and within five minutes I’m sitting across from a lady who’s reading my aura and numerological life path and accessing my Akashic Records. Things are different out here on the fringes … Continue reading

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Augie’s Coffee House

“I have been searching for this coffee shop for like 8 hours,” I say to the barista.  He looks at me with an expression of perplexed disbelief.  “I didn’t know it until five minutes ago,” I clarify.  “But this is … Continue reading

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Down the Coast (part 3)

We’re up with the sun.  Pascal climbs out of the car and laughs.  “That doesn’t even look like a fire!  It looks like someone put out a cigarette.”  I yawn and stretch and gaze out over the crisp morning ocean.  … Continue reading

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Down the Coast (part 2)

Back at the hostel, I give up on meeting anyone and head down to bed.  I poke my head past a curtain between rows of empty beds, and I am surprised to see a guy rummaging through a bag on … Continue reading

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Down the Coast (part 1)

I climb the hill above Berkeley and eat an orange.  At the top, past the UC Botanical Gardens, I reach the peak overlooking Berkeley and Oakland and San Francisco.  I can see the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun splashes … Continue reading

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The Reason Why I Am Doing This

Bear Valley, California, three months back.  I’m standing on the side of the road 25 miles up highway 4 from Arnold, trying to get to Tahoe for the night and ultimately on my way to Miami.  The cool wind riffles … Continue reading

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Take the Cookie

The streets of San Francisco.  I spend my first evening in the Marina district, visiting Allison.  After we share a couple rolls of sushi, I wander down Chestnut Street while she takes care of some errands.  I dig into my … Continue reading

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