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the view ahead

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

the return home

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

With Sirius being the last community on the tour, I’ve started my journey home. There are plenty of friends lining my path. This is the part of the movie where the bad guys have been vanquised, so all the helpers come out of nowhere and they all have a big party while cheesy 80’s music […]

Sirius Community - journal entries

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

11/26 - Sunday night
Found Sirius ok. It’s about 10 miles from Amherst, MA. The place is pretty big - several buildings. Brice met me, showed me to my room and gave me a quick orientation. Then he invited me to have dinner with his family. He and his wife Deborah have three kids at the […]

NY journals & pics

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

After leaving DC, I headed up to New York for a few days to see friends and visit Ganas on Staten Island.
11/15 - Wednesday
Arrived in NY okay. It must have cost me $20 in tolls to get up here. $5 for a bridge, $3 for a turnpike. Ridiculous. Hung out with Tavit. He’s into video […]

One Year on the Road

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

I’ve put together a soundtrack for my travels this year. You can see the full playlist and the picture I chose as “cover art” at Art of the Mix.
New Artists I discovered this year:

Michael Franti and Spearhead - groovy, dance-able hip-hop beats combined with conscious lyrics
Human and the Other Humans - funky/folky sound with lyrics […]

DC - journal and pictures

Monday, December 11th, 2006

11/10 - Friday
Fuck. Talk about another extreme [coming from a week alone in the woods]. DC reminds me of a combination of NYC and LA. Streets and cars everywhere and sprawling out to everywhere else. This place makes me want to smoke.
Everything this morning went fine. The drive out of Shenandoah National Park was long […]

six days of camping in the woods - journal excerpts

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

I brought Tom Brown Jr.’s Field Guide to Nature Observation and Tracking with me, and it was the perfect companion.
11/4 - Saturday night
I write by moonlight. (Hope the ink in my pens doesn’t freeze - another advantage of pencils.) So different from last night - a mattress in a warm house with a warm body […]

Twin Oaks - last week (journal)

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

10/28 - Saturday
I had my membership interview on Wednesday morning. The first part is a “story of your life.” Mine lasted for an hour! I never thought I could talk about my own life for that long. After that they went through a set of 80 standard interview questions - pretty boring questions with short […]

Twin Oaks - week 2 (journal)

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

10/21 - Saturday
We took a tour of Acorn and a nearby Earthship this morning. I saw a hot tub and fire circle at Acorn that I didn’t know existed while I was there. The Earthship was the first of its kind that I’ve seen. I was impressed that a livable, low-energy structure could be created […]

First week at Twin Oaks (journal entries)

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

10/13 - Friday
First day at Twin Oaks. There are 10 people in our visitor group: Jeremy (my roommate, does research for Google); Ethan (works at Whole Foods in the beer department); James (studying sociology/psychology of architecture); Carmen (a smart young Colombiana); Calista (taking a break between high school and college); Alex & Jessie; Mark (English); […]