Douglas Coupland’s 1812 sculpture, Toronto ‘War of 1812’ would make a great name for a bulldog. They’re irrational creatures – with misshapen jaws and butts that make them look mean, and squashed tails that easily get infected by passing fecal matter. But down … Read on
Getting ready for St Patrick’s Day? This year do it armed with truth. Leprechaun truth. 1. Are leprechauns real? I’m sorry, but no. 2. Are leprechauns really Irish? Likely not. Legend-wise, they’re more likely Scots. Leprechauns originally had different names in different places … Read on
While in Saskatoon, making this video, I took some black-and-white photos on my old 35mm camera. It felt as cleansing as a summer rain on a muddy face to do. Here they are. Granite Curling Club is the city’s oldest. Calories was once … Read on
More sandwiches. Last week, in tribute of National Sandwich Day, I shared my sandwich map, which prompted to write this: why the sandwich is travel’s MVP for my column with the Daily Oklahoman.
Boley! I never knew about Boley for years, not until going back home after 10 years as an expat Okie in places like New York, London, Melbourne and Saigon. I wrote more on Boley for Lonely Planet. Meanwhile, this happened: That’s right, Lonely … Read on
I had the privilege recently to speak at David Farley’s Restless Legs reading series at Lolita in the Lower East Side. I wrote something for the event, called “The Hopes & Dreams of Our Travel Generation’s Contributions to the Betterment of Travel are … Read on