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 […]


Cafe Allegro

Cafe Allegro

Seattle, Washington

cafe allegro is downstairs from the pensione, college inn, right across the street from gould hall, the university of washington college of architecture, which i had gone to visit in the spring of 1998 to investigate their graduate program. the inn is housed on the second through fourth floors of the tudor style building. the […]


Java Cat Coffeehouse

Emporia, Kansas

One year ago if someone said Chase County to me I’d’ve shrugged. If they said Chase County, Kansas I’d’ve been thrown down into the depressive chasm that is the state of Kansas and its physical role in separating me from my spiritual home in Eugene.




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