Travel

12/5/2012  A weekend in Columbus

“Gonzo journalism!” I exclaim. Badtz nods her head vigorously in agreement. Her thick dark bangs bop up and down over her forehead. “We'll start a new wave of the genera!” We sit in a room about eight feet long and six feet wide. This might seriously be a storage closet. “I'm going to start introducing you as my lawyer.”

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October 7th 2012

October 7th 2012, I sit on the floor of my bedroom with my laptop glowing before me. My butt hurts but I sit here on the carpet to be closer to Miku to keep her company. Miku who dashes across the room comes to an abrupt stop flipping her tailless butt in the air to come to a sideways stop. She pauses looking at me perhaps wanting my acknowledgment of how fast she can run, more likely she is trying...

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Second to Fifth I park in the shadow of the witches tower. The gray chunk of abandoned manufacturing facility stands looming to my right. It’s decorated with spray paint and surrounded by the loose remains of a chain link fence. Having lived in Dayton Ohio my entire life I remember this structure quite well. I remember being a child in the back seat of my mom’s car. My sisters voice yells out “The Witches Tower!” And we both duck down...

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Toledo Mordor
28 Dec

Toledo Mordor

She climbs inside and turns on the car. In silence I hear only the tires backing up over the gravel driveway. She shifts gears and we're out on the street. She sighs as though she'd been holding her breath for six minuets straight. Then she turns to me and smiles. The weight of the ring had finally been lifted.

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