5/9 – Frye’s Shrine to Leather

The air inside smelled like leather. Leather belts hung from steel frames from the ceiling. Boots lined the walls. Tasteful things that ‘match’ leather adorned every corner, such as patina’ed card catalogues, antiqued globes, exposed steel pipework, and low, warm accent lighting. My favorite objects were the absolutely enormous...

5/8 – Laundry in the City

Oh boy, everyone gets to see all my penmanship mistakes. Aw, I feel like I live in the city again…except that would mean hauling an enormous load of laundry sherpa-style to the laundromat. Actually, the main reason I’m doing laundry so soon is because I don’t want to look...

5/7 – Street Cleaning

It was a nice day to draw at Prospect Park, then I got too cold. Hopped back in the saddle for a couple minutes for the time honored NYC tradition: moving your vehicle for street cleaning. It’s great to to ease into long-term travel by starting in a familiar...

5/6 – Brooklynian life

Got some business on, had a lovely lunch with agent, caught up with author and friend Colleen before she goes on vacation in Costa Rica (whoooa!), and ended the evening at Punderdome with Matt. Oh yeah, forgot my keys and was locked out, but it was a beautiful day so I kind of...

5/5 – Cross Sound Ferry

All the two-wheelers were directed to the back corner of the ferry, which meant 6 Harleys…and one Vespa. There’s only one road out of the ferry terminal, so the bikes and I rode in formation for quite a ways before individual riders started to peel off. They were just...

Current departure date

Rolling out: Monday, May 5th.Figured I’d put a sticky up here, which can be updated as necessary. Totally nailed it and actually left when I said leaving would happen. Add ‘accomplished’ to the list of feelings, after ‘excited’, ‘terrified’ and ‘WTF have I set into motion I’m homeless’. Adventure! Also,...

5/4 – Ready to roll

First mobile post! We’re amazingly on mark at superhero HQ! Everything seems to fit into various luggages for the scoot, which is probably too much stuff, and will probably be completely rearranged in a few days. One last trip to the storage unit tomorrow with odds and ends, and...

4/30 – Eulogy to The Heartbeat and Rhode Island

2007-2014 Before I learned to drive, I’d always ridden passenger in the bubble of a car and blasted through RI on the interstate. Even after I was licensed at the relatively ripe age of 24, I had little interest in driving. I was an urbanite and a walker and,...

4/22 – Purgatory Chasm

Since the weather has been cautiously cooperative and we’re touring RI, I heard that you could jump Purgatory Chasm, in Middletown. Nope nope nope, and nope. In spite of what my parents might think, I like my ankles, and the rest of my body, quite intact. But it’s a...