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[FRAGMENT] Mariachis

* There are moments in life that are too beautiful in their imperfection to leave to the whim of memory. Last week my sisters and I stayed in Sayulita, Mexico, where life is slow, people are happy and a carefree lifestyle adds a rosy hue to the crumbling, colorful streets. There was much imperfection in the way […]

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[FRAGMENT] Jalama Sounds

  * We camped at Jalama Beach on our way down to Joshua Tree, where the campsites are steps away from the surf-able cove of mid-California ocean. Beside our site was a lush marsh turned sound bank at sundown. Chanting frogs and ebbing ocean and hungry campfire flames: An orchestra of rising and falling night odes to sleep […]

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Hicksville & the Hidden

The ways of wandering are often guided by the need to stray from the weathered path. We want to unearth the new, to carve out a nook and call it our own. We revel in the discovery of a secret hideaway, back alley gem, concealed cove, untouched destination. To be privy to the obscure is to know the […]

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Integratron & Alien Vibes

In the middle of the nowhere known as Landers, California, sits a stark white dome with the power to heal. Or communicate with aliens. Or time travel. Or just echo sound so richly your bones shiver, forehead tingling, stomach churning, the vibrations resounding off the rounded, glossy wood ceiling and straight to your core. The desert […]

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Joshua Tree

A certain kind of magic hovers over the desert, a place where nothing is shrouded but all remains slightly obscured and wholly mysterious. Stark white, deep blue, glaring light — everything is illuminated as if set down in a shallow stadium for an audience of mountains and stars, yet nothing becomes clear. Sleight of hand and trick mirrors usher […]

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Point Reyes & Place

There are places that will always be in me, that I will hold the way you hold a favorite song from teendom no matter how pitchy it sounds now. Like a song, a place becomes a map of memories, a constellation of tactile history etched in the mind and body. It is less what we […]

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Fog

There’s an unpredictability to the grayness of days in our cove by this water, us in this dent on the edge of the west. As if caught in an eddy, our Bay sends swirls of dark air to engulf us and wrap our landscape in mystery. It is something circadian, yet somehow always sudden. When […]

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