Tag Archives: Places I don’t want to go back to


The Sedona Vortex Deserted Me

Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the map.

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It’s Probably a Good Thing He Didn’t Answer

I haven’t written much about my Southern Scamp from last year. It was an interesting trip, with plenty of beauty and kitsch and hospitality. (And barbecue. Obviously.) But there were also some odd moments. Creepy, even.

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Making Apologies at the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver

I was just in Denver visiting the lovely and talented Garrett Hacking, and the first thing he wanted to do was check out The Buckhorn Exchange, a bar and steakhouse that opened in Denver in 1893. It’s not only the oldest restaurant in Colorado, it got the very first liquor license there about 25 years later. (The restaurant has since been designated a National Historical […]

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Guam Staircase to Nowhere

I haven’t written about the weekend in Guam that I tacked on to my big 2011 trip to Hawaii. Remember, the one where I thought I was going to die in a tsunami? Good times.

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Looking for Happiness in Lubbock

One of my favorite bands is Thrift Store Cowboys from Lubbock. Listening to their songs I pictured a quaint Texas town with serious but sweet cowboys, rolling tumbleweeds, and sprawling farms. What I got was strip malls, aggressive drivers, and McMansions.

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Artesia, New Mexico: If Only It Had a Cuddly, Beer-Swilling Bear

The day I went to Carlsbad Caverns, I missed two towns on my list. One was White’s City, which I’d heard good things about – something about a restaurant. And I thought, Hey, I’m white, so why not? But I ran out of time, what with all the lateness and scary cave exploring.

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Though I Might Go Back for Leavenworth: Prison Guards!

Because of recent posts about Mr. Famous Writer/Actor and a highway patrolman, I thought I might start a second blog called “People I’ve Wanted to Have Sex With.” It wouldn’t be the dumbest thing I’ve ever done. That’s probably when I applied for grad school in psychology, thinking I’d become a therapist.

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