This summer started with a physical journey – a road trip to San Francisco, a flight to Louisiana, a drive to North Carolina, and several stops along the way. I can’t pinpoint exactly when, but at some point the journey transitioned to something much more internal – a mental re-set, and an exploration of what I […]

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Stranger: Jane

“Dolphins are [one of] the only other species that have sex for pleasure.” That’s what I learned from Jane, who greeted a friend and me with a warm, “What’s up, bitches?!” She then spent a few minutes telling us about Greenpeace. According to Jane, three sea turtles die every second as a result of bycatch. If […]

Family: Mom

I’m going to start profiling a few of the people I visit with on my trip—some family, some friends, and some, complete strangers. This is my mom–you can call her Jane. The lake in the background is Caddo Lake, home to the world’s largest cypress grove, to America’s first above-water oil well, and—reportedly—to Bigfoot. It […]


I love this city—more and more with each visit.