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The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone
If we don’t defend silence, we sever one of the last ties to life on Earth before humans started raising a ruckus—before the combustion engine, before cities. If we lose silence, we lose the space to reflect on what makes us who we are.
nature  health  travel  sound  washingtonstate  beauty  usa 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
How to Have Your Dream Vacation in Iceland
But how could you begrudge someone the Iceland of their mind? How could you say that someone else’s desire is less real than your own, even if you live there?

We should all be asking ourselves what the Iceland of our minds is, and we should all be looking for ways to find it.
travel  iceland  europe  usa 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
This view of from my hotel’s geothermal spa is lovely.
travel  Iceland  from twitter_favs
march 2016 by allaboutgeorge
“Why’s this so good?” No. 3: André Aciman on the geography of longing – Nieman Storyboard - A project of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
Every time I reread “Shadow Cities” I bring to it my own memories, and something new in the piece stands out. This time it is this sentence, which comes after Aciman has chronicled all the places he’s reminded of when he sits in Straus Park. He’s talking about Rome and Paris and Amsterdam, and then he writes: “This, I think, is when I started to love, if love is the word for it, New York.”

We see the words “I love New York” a lot, but it’s a bumper-sticker sentence. It’s for tourists, for export. I love how Aciman’s sentence unfolds conditionally – how “love” is questioned, how it and New York are separated. It feels honest to love New York the way Aciman does, to call the defunct fountain in Straus Park a “septic sandbox” but sit by it day after day just the same and mourn it when you think it’s gone.
nyc  newyork  memory  reading  travel  essay  september11  story  writing  beauty  cities  language 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
More than a legend: Timbuktu a cultural wonder - San Jose Mercury News
RT : 70 countries & finally wrote my first travel piece on Timbuktu & the Festival au Desert! Photos & videos too
travel  Timbuktu  Africa  Mali  from twitter
may 2011 by allaboutgeorge
A Colorful Weekend
Whereas apps like Instagram, Picplz, and Path are great for sharing one-off photos, that’s not what Color is doing. Their specialty is the ability to rapidly document an event with multiple pictures (and short videos) from multiple perspectives. The result is actually quite fascinating when it all comes together. You get a sorta living, breathing photo album for an event.

Some of the photos are good, but many of them are mediocre to bad. But it doesn’t matter. It’s about the album as a whole, not a single picture.
location  social  photography  video  journalism  attention  technology  business  travel  documentary 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Adele: 'I want to discover my own sound' - Telegraph
“Country was never part of my life growing up but I really liked the storytelling. Contemporary records can take three minutes to get to the point, and sometimes you don’t know what the song was about even when its finished. Whereas in the first 20 seconds of a country song you know exactly what’s going on.

“I found it easy to imagine myself in those situations and kind of pick an old memory of mine and think about it as I listened. I like the feel, it’s quite euphoric and triumphant-sounding but also really dangerous and bitter. It’s more emotional than pop music, as emotional as the soul singers I enjoyed from when I was little. I really like Wanda Jackson, who’s more rockabilly, but she’s got this bit of grit in her voice, she’s like a bitch! I love it!”
country  songwriting  music  usa  writing  creativity  travel 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Mubarak’s Going to Saudi Arabia, CIA-Funded Forecasters Say | Danger Room |
The reasons why he travels matter, too. Mubarak flew both to Germany and France last year: once for cancer treatment, and a second time for suspected health reasons. It suggests that the 83 year-old leader would rather land in a country first first class medical facilities (at least for former strongmen).  Some of Mubarak’s other destinations this year — like Libya, Sudan, and Algeria — don’t really fit that bill.

On the other hand, European countries — especially ones with large Arab minorities — might be a little skittish about taking such an unpopular figure. So Germany or France might not be the best choice for Mubarak’s retirement home.
egypt  travel  futurism  data  information  social 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
iPod Touch as the new laptop |
I decided not to lug my laptop to Mexico for this reporting trip. Instead I'm working with my iPod Touch (4th Generation) and an external bluetooth keyboard.

It's worked really well so far. I upgraded my iPod before I left so that I could make use of the on-board microphone and the bluetooth support that the newest iPods have. I picked up a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 the night before I left because I like the key action better than the Apple keyboards, which must have been made for graphic designers who can´t speal anyway. And I use a cheap plastic stand for the iPod while I'm typing.
ipod  apple  mobile  technology  blogging  mexico  travel 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Going Without a Laptop | Andrew Hyde
I get a lot of repeat questions on my travels, and I’ve decided to blog about them when I get a bit sick of answering them (although I really do like all of them).

Todays question: Screw the travel, how are you doing sans laptop?

Answer: very well with the ipad. Thanks to a few key things.
minimalism  apple  iphone  ipad  mobile  travel  macbook  technology 
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Travel News, Tips & Guide - ABC News
"They'll see that competent, skilled enslaved people did the work and helped make it happen."
travel  from twitter
september 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Jesus on a pink motorcycle, knitting hookers, feral dogs, and a beautiful sense of wellbeing.
I no longer wish to change either the world or my own nature. I only wish to live the most authentic life possible.
life  travel  attention  beauty  florida  writing  blogging 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Film - Jason Reitman Uses Travel Experience for ‘Up in the Air’ -
“All the airports kind of feel and look the same now,” Mr. Reitman said, grabbing one of the small burgers in the middle of the table. “Some are more beautiful, some are less beautiful, but for the most part you’re going to find a Starbucks in every airport. You’re going to get your coffee and the USA Today or New York Times in every airport. All the things that you want are there, so you can land anywhere, and you feel at home. You’re given the sense that you’re everywhere, but you’re nowhere; that you are constantly with your community, yet you have no community. There’s kind of a terrific irony to that.”
travel  social  business  video  employment  jobs  movies  interviews  film  cinema 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Thoughts on driving across the United States | Tom Mangan's home page
Americans should have “traverse the nation by car” on their life list — the whole shebang of purple mountains majesty, amber waves of grain, obnoxious tangles of traffic (from the verse I would add to update the song for modern audiences) .
travel  driving  usa  diy 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Luc Sante on Robert Frank’s The Americans -
The overt influence of the book on the young may be on the wane these days, in large part because of the different possibilities and demands of digital photography. Among art photographers there may be more interest in manipulation, narrative, scale and deliberate control of the image. In documentary photography, on the other hand, its influence is deep-rooted and seemingly permanent. "The Americans" might be said to have brought agnosticism to photography; it forcefully introduced doubt, as expressed by asymmetry, overlaps, tilts, radical cropping, out-of-focus foregrounds and the use of massed shadows and pulsing glare. That quality has come to be synonymous with truth-telling, even if it has been abused over the years. Until someone comes up with a transformative new way of taking pictures that can convince us it has an even stronger mimetic relationship to the way we actually see, it is likely to stand as such.
culture  photography  beauty  usa  race  books  aesthetics  identity  travel  documentary  journalism  art 
september 2009 by allaboutgeorge
ReadWriteWeb: NYC Waterfalls: How Real-Time Cellphone Data Can Impact Local Economies
Overall the analysis of digital footprints showed the impact of the waterfalls, and how they drove people to new parts of the city over time. MIT says that this type of information can feed tourism studies and help a city to understand the behavior of people (tourists) who can have a large impact on the local economy. This type of data would also be useful for urban planning, of future events and attractions.
technology  research  economics  travel  flickr  mobile  nyc  location  data  information  art 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
True Stories: Brazilian Girls -
More than once, I had to fight the urge to step back, raise my hands defensively over my head, and say, "Despite the fact that I am foreign, and am somewhat interested in getting into your pants, I am not objectifying you. I respect you as a human being, who happens to be female and Brazilian."
sex  brazil  writing  nonfiction  travel  language  identity 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
36 Hours in Toronto -
Sidewalks are spotless, trolleys run like clockwork, and the locals are polite almost to a fault. That’s not to say that Torontonians are dull. Far from it. With a population that is now half foreign-born — fueled by growing numbers of East Indians, Chinese and Sri Lankans — the lakeside city offers a kaleidoscope of world cultures. Sing karaoke in a Vietnamese bar, sip espresso in Little Italy and catch a new Bollywood release, all in one night.
toronto  canada  travel  nytimes  cities  karaoke 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Oakland International Airport: Press Releases: Allegiant Air Announces Nonstop Service from OAK: First-Time Ever Service between Oakland and Bellingham, Washington
"For the first time, nonstop flights will soon be available from Oakland International to Bellingham, Washington," said Steve Grossman, director of aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. "Travelers will have a convenient link between the San Francisco Bay Area and Bellingham, a key gateway to Vancouver and the growing Pacific Northwest region. The service is timely as the number of visitors from Canada to the United States has significantly increased in recent months and the flights will have a positive impact on tourism-related industries."
oakland  canada  washingtonstate  travel  vancouver  britishcolumbia  usa  california 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Beach Music : Neoteny
"I traveled with the radio off. In media silence, with the top down, I drove afternoons and nights and listened to passing crickets and cicadas, the whistling of the windows and the sounds of waves."
travel  cars  southcarolina  gas  nature  environment 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Biking on a Brompton: One Reporter’s View - Green Inc. Blog -
"Once you have the knack, a rider can tuck in the back wheel, fold the midsection, flip down the handlebars and left pedal, and lower the seat – all in about 20 seconds."
travel  bicycling  aesthetics  exercise  cities  urban  nytimes  green  environment  health 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
West Coast solo trip opens driver's soul -
"[...] I learned that during a trip alone, you find yourself doing things that you didn't plan on -- that you wouldn't put down on paper beforehand. A lot of people are afraid to be by themselves -- to travel by themselves. Some people don't even like to eat by themselves. [...]"
diy  travel  washingtonstate  oregon  california  cars  usa 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Stephen Fry on the road - Telegraph
"There is one phrase I probably heard more than any other on my travels: 'Only in America!' If you were to hear a Briton say 'Tch! Only in Britain, eh?', it would probably refer to something that was either predictable, miserable, oppressive, dull, bureaucratic, queuey, damp, spoil-sporty or incompetent – or a mixture of all of those. 'Only in America!', on the other hand, always refers to something shocking, amazing, eccentric, wild, weird or unpredictable. Americans are constantly being surprised by their own country. Britons are constantly having their worst fears confirmed about theirs. This seems to be one of the major differences between us."
usa  uk  travel  identity  aesthetics  reputation  politics  culture  humor  books 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
36 Hours in San Francisco’s Mission District -
"With a population that is about half Latino, a third white and an estimated 11 percent Asian, the Mission still remains a wonderful mishmash. Where else can you find epicurean vegan cafes, feisty nonprofits and a Central American butcher shop that, for a memorable time, anyway, had women’s undergarments in the window?"
missiondistrict  sanfrancisco  california  nytimes  travel  asian  white  cities  urban  latino 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
5 Ways to learn a new language (and 5 reasons why you should) :: 10,000 Words :: multimedia, online journalism news and reviews
"There are many language courses offered on the web, but the following teach the language the multimedia way and they are all free."
language  travel  media  journalism  thinking  education  diy 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Paris Match: Style:
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: "Modeling has a reputation for emptiness, but it’s not. It is certainly not German philosophy, but it was very instructive, because it was made up of real life. You travel, you are always alone, and you better be well grounded, because it’s easy to lose yourself."
beauty  women  acting  aesthetics  identity  philosophy  travel 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge Ink Q&A - Nikolai Grozni
"Life is absurd — and so is enlightenment. Life is funny — and so is enlightenment. Life is larger than categories, absolutes, and dogmas. And so is enlightenment."
buddhism  religion  spirituality  travel  india  aesthetics  humor  ritual  memory 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Maps on crack « Id Eco Super Eco
"[...] I developed an early appreciation for getting a visual bead on where we started out, where we were heading, and where we’d find ourselves along the way from point A to point B."
mapping  geography  attention  travel  data  information 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Washington Post: An Airfare to Remember
"We're just trying to make it up as we go along. It's tough to define it. It's not going to be what a standard relationship is going to be."
travel  love  relationships  cities  oil 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Clay Felker, Master of the Magazine | The New West Magazine | New West Network
"It’s a humbling idea for a young journalist, that the real work involves introducing yourself on some doorstep, far from any newsroom, and haltingly asking questions and writing down the answers."
journalism  media  newspapers  magazines  writing  creativity  work  travel  obituaries 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Gas prices thwart indie band tours -
"It does screw up a lot of bands on the West Coast, 'cause ... there are very few cities to play in under seven-hour stretches, which can be costly."
cars  rock  transportation  music  gas  travel 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
CBC Radio | The Current | Whole Show Blow-by-Blow
"We heard some musings from Sean Cole, an American radio reporter based in Boston who not-so-secretly pines to be a Canadian. But that dream inspired some grappling with our perceived differences [...]"
usa  identity  canada  immigration  travel  aesthetics  sports  hiphop  business  marketing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
emily. - I'm about to give you the best tip ever.
Text yourself with your cab's number, just in case you lose something.
diy  cities  travel  howto  transit  transportation  behavior 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tantek's Thoughts — SXSW Tip #1 what to pack
V. useful guide for extremely recent traveling
travel  howto  sxsw 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Smithsonian Magazine | Travel | You got a problem with that?
"When New Yorkers see a stranger, they don't think, 'I don't know you.' They think, 'I know you. I know your problems—they're the same as mine—and furthermore we have the same handbag.' So that's how they treat you."
culture  essay  newyork  nyc  psychology  reading  sociology  travel  geography  urban  cities  social  public 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Roaming the World, Detecting Fashion - New York Times
“A red flag for me when I’m hiring is someone who says ‘my whole life is fashion.’ You have to be interested in much more than fashion. You have to understand the world if you are going to understand what people want to wear.”
fashion  creativity  aesthetics  travel  work  jobs  attention 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Where do all the neurotics live? - The Boston Globe
"Our evolving psychogeography means that our nation, its people, and its regions continue to sort themselves not just by education and skill, but by personality as well."
geography  psychology  usa  cities  urban  identity  aesthetics  travel  creative  education 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Reinforcing Negative Images At Dulles -
"The continued poor treatment of foreigners at American airports is insulting and results in affirming and entrenching the negative American image abroad."
immigration  travel  usa  terrorism  airport 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge News | So long, Canada
"The real cultural dividing line on this continent is not the Canadian border, but the Ohio River. America's Northern states would fit more amicably into a union with Ontario and Nova Scotia than the one with Arizona and Texas."
usa  canada  immigration  identity  security  travel 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - Now You See Him: An Original Essay by Eli Gottlieb
"He didn't want to leave. He hung on as long as he could. Five years passed and he'd felt he'd just nicked the surface. When he did leave, he was terribly sorry to go, and he's never stopped thinking about it since."
rome  italy  travel  identity  writing  essay  europe  usa 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A New Risk of Middle-Age: Dying on a Motorcycle - Well - Tara Parker-Pope - Health - New York Times Blog
"Motorcyclists account for about 2 percent of vehicles on the road but 10 percent of all traffic fatalities, according to federal statistics."
transportation  transit  travel  traffic  death  aging 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Dealbreaker: The Digital Camera -
"I find over-documenting relationships to be like showing too much skin — the unrecorded knowledge of what's underneath should be part of the allure, not something you can upload and crop until it's flawless."
photography  memory  love  relationships  writing  sex  history  travel 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - John Burnham Schwartz
"By stubbornly, needfully going back, we are asking to be relieved of our strangeness, when strangeness is the whole point. [...] And arms may indeed embrace us, and stories may get told. But in the end they won't keep us, and we can't stay."
travel  families  identity  behavior  story  japan 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The best Joni Mitchell song ever. - By Ron Rosenbaum - Slate Magazine
"It occurs to me that in some way that's what 'Amelia's' enigma or paradox is about: True love is far more alarming than a false alarm. [... I]t may be better to have loved and lost than to have loved and won, which can be truly terrifying."
music  criticism  rock  1970s  aesthetics  travel  songwriting  love 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Tighter Border Delays Re-entry by U.S. Citizens - New York Times
“These two communities are very interlinked, not only by trade and commerce, but by family, religion, education. When a person leaves El Paso to go to Juárez, it’s like going across the street. They don’t consider it leaving the country."
immigration  usa  mexico  travel  family  religion  education  texas 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Tony Gleaton aims lens at black Mexicans - Los Angeles Times
"A lot of what we believe now is based on the myth of the past. And there are a lot of interesting things that most people don't know."
race  mexico  photography  art  travel  interviews  ethnicity  beauty  aesthetics  latino  black  immigration 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge Ink Q&A - Greil Marcus
"[A]uthors are not wild on tour. They are tired. Rock bands are not wild on tour either. They've just read Bataille's 'The Notion of Expenditure' and want to try it out."
music  travel  rock  books  novels  writing  marketing 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
U.S. Tour Industry Focuses on Foreigners --
"It's a perception issue. It's very easy for the negative stories to get, No. 1, blown out of proportion and, No. 2, to spread far and wide."
immigration  travel  transportation  newyork  nyc  terror  terrorism  september11 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Long Ride Home - Paper Cuts - Books - New York Times Blog
Almost makes me wish I took the train, and does make me wonder about audiobooks on CD.
books  nytimes  transportation  travel 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Road to Clarity - New York Times
"That sense of possibility has always meant a lot to me. For some, a sign is just a utilitarian object. For others, it’s a symbol of connectivity."
design  aesthetics  travel  transportation  beauty  reading  minimalism  government  identity 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Vacation, All I Never Wanted
"Type the phrase 'Strength Through Joy' into a search engine, even if you’re on a trip right now. Hint: The motto, as its utopian terseness instantly leads you to suspect, is a translation from the German."
leisure  travel  work  jobs  usa  germany 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Settling Down in a City in Motion - New York Times
"When I finish writing this, I’m going down to Xiangyang Park, past the poor men from the north who are just arriving to sell animal skins, to find the group of my neighbors who set up a boom box at twilight for ballroom dancing."
china  cities  urban  housing  travel 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Mule Design Studio's Blog: How To Visit San Francisco
"In San Francisco, should you make eye contact with someone and either nod or say hello you should expect them to turn their head slightly away from you, turn their nose up a bit and pucker their mouth as if you’ve just inserted a small lemon into it."
california  travel  bayarea  humor  sanfrancisco 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Lifestyles of the Rich
"All good journalism is really travel writing. You prepare for a serious story the way a foreign correspondent would. You buy the maps, you learn the language, you hang out with the locals — not just the taxi drivers! — and then you write."
writing  travel  journalism  money  class  books  nonfiction  economics  poor 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Village Voice: Status Ain't Hood
"Quiet as it's kept, the Chemical Brothers always made great road-trip music." Detroit-to-Baltimore, summer of '97, in a Buick with "Dig Your Own Hole" on repeat: Good times.
music  memory  travel  songwriting  nyc 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A life out of the newsroom – and into the news |
"On a wickedly cold Chicago day eight years ago, I walked to work, made my way through the newsroom cubicles, entered my editor's office, gave her three weeks' notice, and then sat down at my desk."
writing  work  jobs  europe  travel  chicago  asia  africa  identity 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Adventures in Dreamland - New York Times
"[I]ts ubiquity on screen creates a strange sense of familiarity [...] juxtaposed in ways forbidden by traffic and geography, and and framed and filtered by more evocative lenses than the ones on my glasses."
losangeles  california  travel  aesthetics  identity  geography  cities  leisure  traffic  television  film  cinema 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge - The goodbye girl
"[A] woman traveling alone has to be ready to think on her feet. And it's a fact that nobody is going to take care of things for her -- no lounging around while he picks up the car, etc."
travel  women 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Vancouver Magazine: The New Seattle
"[W]ealth here was generated by scooping up minerals, knocking down forests and, since 1986, harvesting the last of our non-renewable natural resources: water-view real estate."
vancouver  canada  seattle  washingtonstate  travel  identity  cascadia  immigration  environment 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Soul of Morocco - New York Times
“If people can visit a medersa and listen in several languages to discussions of Sufi poetry, calligraphy and music, they will have understood something about the soul of Islam. And the soul of Fez.”
morocco  africa  travel  islam  religion  judaism  diversity  music 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
How can I, a middle-aged single woman, just enjoy the rest of my life? | Salon Life
"Time is warped in some way, we feel certain of that. You can get high enough to see over the horizon, but you can't get high enough to see the future. So you pack for the unforeseen. You pack the best you can."
women  travel  philosophy  humor  identity  counseling  relationships 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: So They All Get Naked and Play, Like Mom Did
“There’s this way that photography is always about going out searching. I’m not the kind of a photographer who can photograph my home.”
photography  parenting  travel  usa  women  feminism  aesthetics  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
BoGlobe: Indian immigrants enticed to go home
"Let me put it this way -- after living 20 years in the Bay Area I had 80 telephone numbers in my cellphone and after living here two years I have 200."
immigration  india  identity  travel  retirement  ethnic  asian 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Spencer H. Kim - The Lessons In My Son's Death
"My son deserves a legacy worthy of that man. As a tribute to him, I am determined to follow his lead and do all I can to prevent another senseless tragedy."
death  sanfrancisco  oregon  travel  transportation  technology  politics 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Escape From Japan
“It was so hard in Japan to have the confidence to say, ‘I can be what I want to be, I can do what I want to do.’ New York is very free. I thought, ‘If I want to do this, I can do it. In Japan you have to follow the rails.”
japan  identity  travel  usa  dance  nyc 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A City of Many Pasts Embraces the Future
"That is what some of these new Istanbullus, the Europe-imitating ones who haunt clubs like 360, do not understand, Mr. Pamuk said. Huzun is not something to be avoided. It is one of Istanbul's great gifts to the human race."
turkey  cities  travel  europe  islam 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
Wired News: Bird Plus Plane Equals Snarge
"The other day we had a bird strike. We sent the sample to the DNA lab and it came back as rabbit. How do you explain to the FAA that we had a rabbit strike at 1,800 feet?"
science  animals  transportation  travel  flight 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: With God as Their Witness
"I see these places of the Bible, and I just see violence, violence, violence, violence, violence. I don't see God in it, and I pray to Him to show me. I've been struggling with God on this trip."
religion  islam  christianity  judaism  middleeast  travel 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: What's in A Name? Ask This Traveler
"The world is a place of nuance, flux, hardship and complexity: We all live together in it. The real safety will come from learning how to live together better, not from trying to push others out."
academia  travel  writing  911  transportation  ethnicity  race  palestine  civilliberties  identity 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In a Desert, Two Reluctant Travelers Find a Common Path
"In the end, it's not the job, or the home crowd, or the broken chair waiting to be fixed in a basement waiting to be cleaned that we humans flee when we hit the road. Those are just the hooks employed by the past and future."
travel  aging  death  families  texas  aesthetics 
march 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Lake Wobegon? It's Where Men Are Persistent
"Maybe if I walked along a gravel road in North Dakota things also would strike me, but New York is pleasanter than that gravel road. So I love to come here."
aesthetics  nyc  travel 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
Guardian UK: Travels in the floating world
"Over the next few weeks Charley rented Kikujiro a number of times, and although I was with him when he did so, I had no idea how powerfully he'd been affected, not until he said, quietly, en passant, 'When I grow up I'm going to live in Tokyo.'"
aesthetics  identity  japan  travel  uk 
november 2004 by allaboutgeorge
MoorishGirl: Mistaken Identities
[...] "A pair of brown eyes, dark curly hair, and you could be from anywhere."
ethnicity  identity  race  travel 
september 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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