Swim Cafe

Swim Cafe

Chicago, Illinois

I told someone the other day that the most boring drive of my life was from Chicago to Kansas City. I’ve done some pretty boring drives: I16 from Macon to I95 (fuck you, Kite, GA!), LA to San Francisco (or thereabouts), any US road with three (3) or more CVSs, I40 through Oklahoma and the […]


Jo’s SoCo

Jo’s SoCo

Austin, Texas

I get nervous flying in a plane. Unfortunately my time in Austin is always bookended by flights and usually the time is so short that I do not have a day in Austin that I am not also on an airplane. After traveling more frequently over the past few years I have also noted that […]


Java Connection; Green River, Wyoming

Java Connection

Green River, Wyoming

– Plain bagel, toasted, $2.25 – Republican debate, What’s so funny about Newt thinking everyone’s stupid but him?




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