Category Archives: Feature Articles

Like Moses Parting The Red Sea- How Pedestrians Keep Portland Weird

Most days, I don’t feel like an obvious foreigner in this country. There’s no much about me that stands out here. I’m a thirty something dude with a beard, glasses, and at least one dietary requirement. Aside from my accent,…

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Vincent – A Short Story

I just posted the full version of Vincent, one of the stories from the Ocean Beach Collection. You can read the full story by clicking here.  

Notes From Oregon: A Road Trip To Joubertina Away From Paradise

Living in Portland has forced me to reevaluate how I measure the distance of things. For example, I drive from Oregon to Washington 5 days a week, where I work in a different state with different tax codes, regulations and…

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Should Las Vegas Exist? A Travelogue From The City Of Sinners

Should Las Vegas Exist? Day: Sunday Time: 10:37 a.m. “Las Vegas shouldn’t exist.” Jordache said this to Sam and I, speaking over the hooting and whistling of other passengers as our plane made its final descent towards at McCarran International…

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‘I Will Rot Without You’ – A Review and Interview With Novelist Danger Slater

Last week, after meeting on Twitter (the social equivalent of a mega mall), I sat down with Danger Slater to talk about his new novel, I Will Rot Without You. In a nutshell, I Will Rot Without You is like…

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In His Own Words – Rusty Preisendorfer

Rusty Preisendorfer shaped his first surfboard in La Jolla during the winter of 1969. Forty thousand boards later, he’s a household name around the world, and this month he’s being inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame. We asked the…

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Joshua Tree – Snake Tail Poetry

One weekend in the Mojave Desert goes a long way. In terms of relaxation, it’s probably equal to six days at home, on the couch, drinking organic vegetable smoothies and green tea, while reading Eckhart Tolle’s books with whale sounds in the…

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Mauritius – Paradise Lost & Found

In 2012, a few weeks before I got married, I went to Mauritius with photographer, Greg Ewing, plus Rudy Palmboom and Brand Jackson. The trip was originally penned for Zigzag (read the article here: Mauritius -Article), before getting published in The Surfer’s…

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Kauai Is Magical

Kauai is pure magic. See more here.

Thailand’s Soi Dog Foundation – An Interview With Greg Tulley

Margot Homborg Park, along with John and Gill Dalley, started Soi Dog in 2003 after noticing the spiraling soi dog (street dog) population in Phuket. They initially recruited traveling volunteers and local vets to help sterilize stray dogs and cats at…

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