Read: Cruising Paradise

I really enjoyed this book, my fourth Sam Shepard in the past few weeks. This felt the most personal of the books I’ve read, and there are several things I found appealing. First, the chapters have the location where each … Read More

Read: Several Ways to Die in Mexico City

I was going to go to Mexico City, but now I’m not. I can’t say this decision is entirely based on this book by Kurt Hollander, but what this book did was remind me of my fragility. I’m already sick, … Read More

Read: First Stop in the New World

I have to admit, my view of Mexico City was similar to author David Lida’s when he made his first trip. “Ah, Mexico City…crime, pollution, kidnappings, etc.” And after reading this book, yes, true to some degree, but perhaps not … Read More

Dispatches: Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is a writer, photographer, climber, surfer and filmmaker who is also a brand agent for Patagonia. In short, he’s created a very interesting life. Jeff is one of those guys who does more than should be allowed, and … Read More

Dispatches: Ted Gogoll

I met Ted Gogoll in 1995 during my first longish trip to Latin America. Ted was living with the family next door. Recently he was paging back through his journals and came across his notes from the day we met. … Read More