Oh! Dear Greyhound carrying mites and fleas//
Panting across ‘Murica with no particular ease.                                                    (‘Greyhound Couplet’, Alabama, 4am)

Oh! Dear Greyhound carrying mites and fleas//
Panting across ‘Murica with no particular ease. (‘Greyhound Couplet’, Alabama, 4am)

Really want to make friends with this badass at the end of my street. Just not sure how to introduce myself.

Really want to make friends with this badass at the end of my street. Just not sure how to introduce myself.

Alisdair Darling talking to American students about the Scottish Referendum in Washington. Should be interesting .

Alisdair Darling talking to American students about the Scottish Referendum in Washington. Should be interesting .

Wes Anderson Colour Palettes

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Iconic. Now to decorate my bedroom.  View the rest here

One day, I will climb Mount Everest and listen to this en route. On Repeat.

How I feel about being a meat-eater....

….if I’m going to eat meat, I should be prepared to kill an animal myself.

Yet another great story from This American Life.

4 weeks ago

Up at 6am for a train ride from DC to Virginia. What else to do but gaze out the window half asleep? 

As an aside, Amtrak are also currently running a residency ( )  for writers and creatives at the moment, whereby they’ll fund you to travel whilst scribbling away. 

Not a bad way to travel, write and see ‘murica. 

Can apply here.  

Wrote a short snippet for The Atlantic Cable about the oldest fishmarket in America. You can read it here.

Wrote a short snippet for The Atlantic Cable about the oldest fishmarket in America. You can read it here.

Did an interview with the staff at The Library of Congress about my research, complete with an aqward photo. Can be read here.

Did an interview with the staff at The Library of Congress about my research, complete with an aqward photo. Can be read here.

SXSW 2014

With SXSW 2014 around the corner NPR just ran an article titled ‘Do I Come To SXSW If I Don’t Have A Badge or Billion Dollars?’  

The answer to this question being YES.

Click here for a similar article I wrote for The Guardian last year; still worth reading for anyone thinking about a last-minute jaunt.