A Southern Girl in a Strange Land (Parts 1 and 2: Orange County)

The illustrated story of a young writer’s move from North Carolina to California. Continue reading A Southern Girl in a Strange Land (Parts 1 and 2: Orange County)

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Whiplash

“California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things better work here, because here, beneath the immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.”   -Joan Didion, Slouching Toward Bethlehem When the Sierra Nevada vacation ended, I ran out of … Continue reading Whiplash

Chewed Up and Spit Out of San Fran

I’d set out on this trip with one of my goals being to establish a healthy love affair with the city of San Francisco, a goal I’d thought entirely attainable. The city of San Francisco, however, had other plans. She and I, as they say, just weren’t meant to be. I came down from Vista Point, where I’d taken those shots of the Golden Gate … Continue reading Chewed Up and Spit Out of San Fran