Muir’s Notebooks: Thinking and Working in the Age of Distraction

            Not long after the guns of the Civil War fell cold in the 1860s, John Muir opened a notebook and inscribed his name on the frontispiece. “John Muir, Earth-Planet, Universe,” he wrote, situating himself as firmly as any of us may hope to do so. And then he started walking, a thousand miles or so,… Continue reading Muir’s Notebooks: Thinking and Working in the Age of Distraction

Field Notes: Chuy’s, Apalachee Parkway

March 21, 2018, 7:19 PM A young man, crouched like Mathew Brady behind his curtain, at the corner of the patio area outside of the bar, carefully framing an instagram photo of crimson and white Edison bulbs against the shadowed underside of a palm tree at the darkening earth-margin of the evening sky. Poetry in… Continue reading Field Notes: Chuy’s, Apalachee Parkway

Field Notes: AJ Car Care, Frenchtown

March 21, 2018, 8:35 PM Three cops, straddling bicycles in the street, faces hidden by sharp white headlamps, bathed in the amber-red glow of taillights and street lights, talking to the drivers of neon donks on 22s and 24s parked in front of the hand-painted faux red brick garage. All is draped in the sodium… Continue reading Field Notes: AJ Car Care, Frenchtown