Three Pictures: The Windows of Planes

If I can access the window, I’m taking a photo out of the window. I don’t care, its still cool that we fly through the air in tin cans.    

Three Pictures: Foxes in Japan

Sometimes, a theme just presents itself. Our Japan trip filled camera rolls with foxes – statues, actual live foxes, and a little origami. Picture 1: Fushimi Inari, near Kyoto, is best known for its orange-red torri gates – there are supposedly 10,000 of them – I didn’t count them, and it seems like no one…

Crypt Creeper – Waverly Cemetery, Sydney, Australia

 On the last day of a press stop in Sydney, a friend and I woke up early to do the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk in a mad rush before our flight home. I wasn’t confident it would be a must-do; I’d seen oceans before, but the drama of cliffs jutting out of beaches, the…

Sherlock Holmes Exhibit at Perot Museum, Dallas ( #PerotMuseum )

If I visit a museum, and I’m not allowed to take pictures of it, did I still visit a museum? I’ve been grappling with that question, and also with the question of whether it is morally wrong to sneakily take pictures anyway, for years. (Also, what is the likelihood of being caught?) In this particular…

The “Secret” Bowman Cemetery

There is a secret cemetery in my neighborhood. It’s not actually secret, but the first time I accidentally found it, it seemed like it was. I was running randomly in the dark, listening to a podcast about murderers, trying to forget I was running. The garbage alley I was traveling through ended and I was…

Anyplace Glamorous : Walking in New York, Thai Grill and Sushi

So I admit, New York actually is glamorous. The Anyplace Glamorous category was invented for places that have “found” glamour. Or maybe created. But I’m going to let this one through for some reason, just a walk in the dark that wouldn’t make it to the front of the queue if I was making real…

Texas Hill Country With Dogs

When: Thanksgiving weekend, 2013. Who: Me, Thom, Meeka the eight year old dachshund, Echo the Malamute/pit bull (in her prime), Vega the giant Doberman puppy. Where we stayed: “Peace of Heaven” cabins, Vanderpool, TX – no TV, no signal on Verizon. Slow Wi-Fi available. – equipped with cooking utensils, more beds than necessary, and an…

What I Brought to Pax Prime – Makeup Bag

I have now decided to grace my blog with my presence to bring you another long-promised (though maybe not awaited) packing for Pax video. This is everything in my meant-to-be-minimalist makeup (and hair product, and etc.) bag. In the end I think I could have pared it down a little, but I didn’t ever seriously…

Pax Prime Travel- Airport Looks, Day and Night

I’m currently in Seattle for Pax Prime. I haven’t actually seen any Seattle yet, as I’m still in the airport. My flight came in last night, and I slept here. I feel remarkably better than expected today, due to a combination of finding a flat bench to sleep on and taking the time to clean…

Forgetting; Seeing

Its funny how little you can see of home until you leave it. I didn’t know that the sky was gray and heavy with 3D sculpted clouds. I didn’t know that the grass in spring was so tangibly green,  that horses would squeeze drops from it as they chewed. I didn’t know that it was…