Walk #2: Fifteen (More) Years of Ridicule

Walk #2: Fifteen (More) Years of Ridicule – Home to Downtown and back ~6.8 miles

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015, ~1:00 PM – 4:20 PM, Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

The warmth of the Spring afternoon beckoned, but I had other things on my mind. With Le Tigre’sFYR” on repeat in my headphones, I traversed the walkways of Long Beach with eyes peeled for any sign of progress in the fight against the Patriarchy. Continue reading

Walk #1: Halloween 2013

Walk #1: Halloween – Home to Vons and back ~ 2.5 miles

Thursday, October 31st, 2013, ~7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

It was Halloween night and I had no food in the apartment. I decided I would go to the store for once instead of getting fast food or ordering in. It was a nice enough night that instead of driving, I figured I’d just walk down to the Vons by the Belmont Pier and enjoy the evening. It had also occurred to me that this being Halloween, driving anywhere would incur the risk of running over some trick-or-treating toddler dressed as Tyrion Lannister or something. Continue reading

Reveries of a Solitary Walker

Preface

Back in college we had this saying: “At Mudd there are three “S”s: Studying, Socializing, and Sleeping. Pick two.” I’m sure other schools had similar sayings but at Mudd it is actually true. Naturally, for me it was always a fight between Studying and Sleeping because I sure as shit wasn’t going to stop the party for those trivialities if it could be at all helped. One area where Sleep tended to win out was with respect to my off-campus humanities courses at the other Claremont Colleges. I’d stay up all night studying for my real classes at Mudd when called for, but I’d never do the same to finish a book from a class I couldn’t fail if I tried. The end result being that I have an ass-load of books stashed in ratty old boxes in my closet that I’ve never read or have only read a few pages of at most. Continue reading