Spinster Records and Seoul Kitchen, Oak Cliff, Dallas

1. Drive down to the Green Lights of Dallas; drive past them. Over Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and past the new trolley tracks, to Davis Street – 829. Find Spinster Records illuminated on the dark end of the street, past the bars and sidewalks of Bishop Arts. 2. Walk through the open door. 3. Wander…

Japan’s Fox Village – How to Get There, What to Expect

Imagine waking up in the city of the future, boarding a train.. imagine flying like a bullet through clouds of mist that finally break to reveal mountains above green fields, all the while opening small beautiful packages and eating the mysterious foods within.. imagine arriving in a small train station, unsure of where to go…

Mary, Hannah, Joan of Arc, and a Saint I Don’t Remember

When I was 16, I marched in Washington the day after the inauguration. It was the first time I flaked on a job, the first time I thought of Thom from far away, and the place that I found Hannah. There I am, lifetimes away, staring out of a picture in black and white that…

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 – Behind a Red Wall, Munich, Germany

Inside this red wall someplace in Munich, we found a small cemetery on accident.. I don’t know its name or how to find it on the map. Since Ich kerne nicht… no words, only pictures.                  

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…

SpyCam Paris – Louvre, Paris Games Week, Around the City

These pictures were taken when I was in Paris for Paris Games Week, just before the recent attacks. I debated whether to post them, but after some thought, I’ve decided to. I don’t intend this as disrespectful, or to capitalize on a tragedy that’s getting a lot of clicks. I just happened to be there,…