The Subway: A play in three acts

8th Dec, 2009

Prologue: I live in Seattle, a town that, despite its growing size, is seriously lacking in the public transportation department. The absurdity of it almost sounds invented: we actually have…

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Marking your territory

7th Dec, 2009

My mom called me the other day. She’s down in California, taking care of my Auntie P. She left the day after I got back to Seattle. “I can tell…

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Alaska Air, and a first class tale of...

4th Dec, 2009

One the Monday before Thanksgiving, I was upgraded to first class for my Alaska Airlines flight down to San Diego. I’ve just reached MVP status on Alaska, and it’s the…

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Why visiting my family is crazier than a...

3rd Dec, 2009

Part 1 in an ongoing series … Travelling to see my family is always incredibly educational. Just when I think I know them, I end up discovering something completely interesting – like the specific terms of their probation,…

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Homeward bound … for now.

2nd Dec, 2009

I’m knackered. Completely beat. I can’t believe it’s only Tuesday (as I type this), but I suppose that doesn’t really mean anything. I’ve been in Ocean Beach, San Diego for…

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A letter to Carl’s Junior about...

1st Dec, 2009

Dear Carl’s Junior, We live in a melting pot. Did you know that? I swear, it’s true. I have friends from every part of the world. It’s awesome. They teach…

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