this page has been floating void due to a general ambivalence about my future and a sabbatical from staring at the computer screen. i’m boarding a plane sometime soon and trying to get back in the habit of keeping track. here are some things i will remember in korea.
1:30 am after arrival auctioned off in a Managua slum by the gypsy cab, strange whistles, arid landscapes, rice and beans, wailing offshore winds that blow everything away, ramshackle rum evenings, granada debauchery, sunrise on the shores, crossing the river for drinks. feral Al, jumping drunken from a taxi on the way to the airport, missing flights, 24 hours to ometepe, knowing where not to fall asleep, feeling physical at sea, the labyrinths of the mercado, impromptu softball matches, chicken buses, sketchy coke gringos and their knives, machetes, sandinista flags, red and black, mama shaina, a time that felt much longer, and countless other things
becoming a regular patron of dive bars, dogfishhead ipa, watching orange trees freeze, sending friends off to unknown places, eating proper tacos, living on a bicycle, only listening to furry lewis, pink anderson and ledbelly, missing people while enjoying the company of old friends, getting kimchi in the mail, sweaty house shows, eating real pizza, kombucha, strong coffee, losing memories and money, the ocean