The Utter Confusion of Now

I was pretty sure that by now I’d have it all figured out. Indeed, I can still remember back to when I was walking around Fort Lewis, Washington as a 20 year old, think my 25 year old sergeant was old as hell and far past his prime. I actually once had the naive...

Las Vegas on the Boundary

This post is a not so ambitious attempt to place Las Vegas in the proper regional context. This is not nearly as expansive a debate as that of defining what “The West” is in the American mind, but this smaller scale examination still has some important ramifications....

The Challenges of Introducing a Chapter

I am currently attempting to revise the fifth chapter of my book manuscript, and I am having problems with the rewrite. I recently took a look at the old version of my chapter, and wasn’t sure if I even understood the basics of the English language when I...

What is Place?

“What is place” I thought to myself as I drank a cafe breve at my favorite local coffee house. I was feeling particularly challenged as I attempted to answer this question, mainly because the response was going to comprise the first post of my blog. An...