Fever Ray in Stockholm

It rained from before we arrived until after we left. It did not stop raining. I got a cold. The rain made my cold worse. I was miserable. We lined up by the… Continue reading

“Free Today With Your Super Soaraway Sun!”

Here’s something you don’t see so much in America–freebies with your newspapers and magazines. Within an hour of landing in Britain, I’d got myself a new shopping bag, Benefit mascara, and make-up case–all… Continue reading

And Chile Too

I had a love/hate relationship with my year in Chile; not with the country, but with my year there. I lived in Valparaiso, a city at the cusp of something great. I helped… Continue reading

I Remember Buenos Aires

In another life, had this life taken a different route, I am pretty sure I would have ended up living in Buenos Aires. I was living in Chile when I used to find… Continue reading

Welcome Home

It’s been a long time

The Burlesque Hall of Fame 2009

When you get a call at 5am from the hotel lobby requesting that you collect your drunk friend because she is causing trouble, you know it’s time to get out of Vegas. Only… Continue reading

Missoula MT

I called off the last few days of my work trip to Missoula. I don’t think I will be back so I spent the time wandering the city.   Brunch was at Hob Nob… Continue reading

Lily Burana Interview at The Rumpus

I love Lily Burana. If you haven’t already done so, I suggest reading her wonderful memoir Strip City–her insights are astute and the writing always perfectly hits the mark. You don’t need to… Continue reading

Amtrak ‘Empire Builder:’ Willison ND to Whitefish MT

Williston to Wolf Point Crossing America’s northern frontier–North Dakota into Montana–calls for musical reinforcement, something significant to underscore the journey. I search through my iPod for Simon and Garfunkel’s “America”–I feel that’s appropriate–but… Continue reading

San Juan