Palm Springs Weekend Getaway

I decided at the beginning of 2018 that this was going to be the year of deep California appreciation. In other words, rather than take a major international solo trip, I’m going to explore the beautiful state I live in even further than I already […]

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Abandonment in Bombay Beach California

We’re like well-oiled machines. Once neglected, we’re rendered useless. We are reduced to rust, squeaking until someone mutters, “Better get some WD-40.” We need to feel wanted and useful. We need to feel like we have a purpose. Sometimes that purpose accommodates others and sometimes […]

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Slab City – The Last Free City in America

When I learned that there was a lawless town in Southern California, inhabited by a diverse group of hippies, drug addicts, and other eccentric types, I naturally wanted to experience it firsthand. A little over three hours southeast from Los Angeles, Slab City, dubbed the […]

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