Dallas

Half-dead crickets keep appearing from out of nowhere in my motel room. I found a squashed one under my sink (, must have stepped on it) and I found a couple of legless ones, too – still alive. Damn the housekeeper’s vacuum cleaner. I’ve seen grasshoppers, but don’t think I’ve seen any crickets in real Read More …

Taiga

This state talks a lot about the positive aspects of natural destruction, i.e. how natural fire caused by lightning destroys all the high standing spruces. That way all the willows can grow easily in the sun and moose can feed on them. In a metaphorical way, there’s something out there that can burn away all Read More …

Rolling wheels

I feel far away from home, both homes. The moment I embarked on the boat I felt slightly off-balance and prayed that I would not get motion sickness. The last long ferry/boat cruise was from Helsinki to Tallinn, (which was in 2008). As long as I remained outside on the top deck I was fine, Read More …