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San Pedro and San Pablo

07.04.2010 · Posted in Travel

Guatemala: Day Two I noticed yesterday that I’ve begun to ‘forget’ my camera at Benjamin’s when I leave the house. I think this is simply a sign that I’ve become more comfortable here and think of it more like an actual home. Shanti and Zues, Benjamin’s two dogs, have made all the difference. Each morning ...

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First Full Day in Guatemala

07.02.2010 · Posted in Travel

Today has been such an adventure! I’ve met so many people and seen so many new places – I’m just grateful. I am staying at a home owned by a man named Benjamin. He has lived here in San Marcos for something like 20 years. He owns a hotel, restaurant and retreat space a short ...

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First night in San Marcos La Laguna

07.01.2010 · Posted in Travel

Exhausted and falling asleep so I’ve got only a few snapshots. Cinderblock, corrugated steel and exposed wood seem to make up the primary building materials Stray dogs – many of them with a gimpy leg Rain and fog in the mountains Beautiful views from mountainside roads crumbling over vertigo-inducing heights Sinkholes Beetles BIG spiders Four ...

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07.01.2010 · Posted in Travel

Gate E14 at 4:35 AM. I’ve never been to the airport before at least one of the fourteen Starbucks locations is open. I’m departing this morning on a 31 day vacation. After a layover this morning in Miami, I’m due to arrive in Guatemala City around 3:30 PM. From there I take a shuttle to ...

Pride, 2007

06.23.2007 · Posted in Autobiographical, Travel

The Twin Cities Gay Pride festival kicks off in Loring Park today, and I’m sitting in a stranger’s cabin, on a lake I don’t know the name of, somewhere between Backus and Hackensack in Northern Minnesota – three hours from home, and three miles from any pavement. I love it. My Southern friend Stuart and ...

Friday morning in Houston

11.25.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery, Travel

Jim just told his story at the roundup this morning. He was fantastic, as usual. It’s funny how nervous he was last night, tossing, turning, getting up at 2:00 in the morning, when he had it down pat. He’s always great, so I don’t know what he was so nervous of. Afterall, us alcoholics don’t ...

Morning in Houston

11.24.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery, Travel

I’ve just had a lovely breakfast in the restaurant here in the hotel. The buffet was wo-manned by a charming lady who made a killer omlet, pankakes and waffles. The front page of the Times is continuing to report on yesterday’s story of the Vatican’s new policy to weed out homosexuals from the priesthood. Afterall, ...

My first night in Houston

11.24.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Recovery, Travel

I’m in Houston with Jim and Dave, sitting down in the hotel’s business center for the free internet access. Can you believe they want to charge you $10 a night to be online in your room? I’ve just met David in the business center. He’s sauntered over from the bar where he is telling me ...

More Boston memories

11.05.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Travel

I had lost the cord that connects my camera to the computer, so I’d had some photos trapped, unable to access them! Reluctantly, I made a stop at Best Buy last night to pick up a card reader, so I’m back in buisiness. Additionally, I coerced Jim to send me the photos Laura had taken ...


10.30.2005 · Posted in Autobiographical, Travel

My trip to boston a couple of weeks back with Jim was a lot of fun. Exploring new places is always an adventure. We stayed at one of Jim’s coworker’s condo downtown. It’s not really fair to refer to Mike as just a coworker – he’s a super great guy. Mike’s and his girlfriend, Lauara ...