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 […]


Method Coffee Bar and Tea Lounge

Method Coffee Bar and Tea Lounge

Decatur, Georgia

(DECOMMISSIONED) I am a connoisseur of silence. On my back porch the birds sing above the crouch of quiet cats. The Bubo Virginianus that lives in the woods behind my house is back. I hear him. I know silence not for its aural qualities, but merely as a condition in which I recognize the opacity […]


The District Coffee House; Boise, Idaho

The District Coffee House

Boise, Idaho

Cafe Tableaux On The Road, Summer 2011. Chapter 9: If you barely fit in your stretchy sundress you probably don’t need a Coke for breakfast.




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