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...

4/21 – Miller’s Roast Beef

Getting our Rhode Island on! Miller’s Roast Beef has been in operation since 1968, and the decor has changed very little; the East Providence location is a time portal of wood paneling, hanging plants, and wagon wheel lamps. I’m particularly charmed by the dinosaur of an AC unit lurking...

4/20 – Not Quite Dakar

I’ve been watching Race To Dakar, with Charley Boorman. It’s still early on, and he spends quite a bit of time talking about feeling simultaneously excited and terrified. I have no delusions or desire to do Dakar, but in a smaller way this trip, and specifically the upcoming CORSette...

4/17 – Book is done, no more delays!

Submitted final artwork for Picture Book today, what an amazing relief!How bizarre to finally have it off my back. I could have gone with Plan A after all, if I hustled to pack everything up this weekend and said hasty goodbyes. Of course, that would leave no buffer time...

4/12 – Three kisses for good luck and safe travels

Jenn bestowed the same good luck charm on me for my first long-distance trip.Obviously it works because I’m still on two wheels! It was lovely to see everyone who turned up at the Farewell/Help me finish my booze/Buy my things party I uh, threw for myself. Some people I...

4/10 – Spring service for GTS

Eagerly picked up the Vespbatmobile after its spring service today. Got to throw my leg over a Honda CB350 while I was at the shop. I know those things are hot shit at the moment, but…what fun it could be. That, combined with the stupendous weather and my freshly spruced...

4/8 – The Roar

Bonus points if you catch the motorcycle movie reference (super bonus points if you caught the previous TV reference). And now, for a more personal expansion on the topic: Some people call it a muse. How cute. Others refer to an inner demon, or more neutrally, ‘my writing partner’. I...