Tag: travel

Weekly Photo Challenge: Set

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set. The sun set, the day is dead. Advertisements

Weekly Photo Challenge: Favourite

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Favourite Place. To be miniaturised is not small-minded. To love you needs more details than the Book of Kells— Your harbours, your photography, […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Story. Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky Like a patient etherised upon a […]

A Week in Instant Pictures

You know how I always say that I’ve been up to nothing? Well, this week I’ve been up to so much shit! Still, I somehow miraculously contrived to make it […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World

In response to WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Out of This World. I’m not a frequent traveller, less so a frequent flyer, so the night-lit landscape as seen from the plane […]

Zombies’ Night Out

People swarm and swell And form a dumb mass Of bodies to fill the train Their vital signs are sound Except—they are dead And there are too many of them […]

Intimacy with Strangers

Elbow to elbow | Thigh to thigh The guy on a packed bus | Sitting next to me No | On top of me He’s in my personal space | […]

Came Home from a Looong Trip and Am Orgiastic

I just arrived home after being the whole day on the go. That’s standard practice for most people, but for me, it’s an emergency situation. I fucking hate to go […]

Urban Grunge: Ugly and Pretty

   Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders. —Carl Sandburg, “Chicago” […]

Developing Your Eye II: Straight Edges

Part of WordPress’s photography course Developing Your Eye II. I wonder if edges can be straight (as I claim in the title). For the purpose of this post, let them be […]

What I Hated the Least Today 151/365: Trainspotting

Whenever I don’t know what to blog about, I blog about Trainspotting. It’s my favourite childhood film (sic) and one of my favourite books. The book is better than the movie, […]

What I Hated the Least Today 149/365: Last Day

My last day at work (for the moment, not forever) started early and poorly. The night before, my Wi-Fi had died in my arms and despite the tender loving care […]

What I Hated the Least Today 146/365: Nostalgic Nonsense

It’s my last week on teaching duty and I’m getting somewhat nostalgic about it. Not about the teaching, which I find a thoroughly depressing experience, but about my commute ritual. I […]

What I Hated the Least Today 140/365: Ticket Collector

*In this post nothing happens.* My country’s public transport operates on a self-service system which places responsibility and trust in the hands of travellers. The passenger is required to procure […]

What I Hated the Least Today 123/365: Commute Cycle

After six weeks of commuting and teaching, I have settled in the routine so well that I perform it while semi-conscious. Today I perfected the drill and went through the […]

What I Hated the Least Today 109/365: Certified Regular

At some point when I wasn’t looking, I became a certified regular commuter (CRC). You know you are one when you find yourself on first-name terms with the staff of […]

What I Hated the Least Today 104/365: That’s My Spot!

Since I’ve been off antidepressants, whose side effect was apparently depression, I’m so Zen, which is so unlike me, that I’m scaring myself. Among the appalling symptoms that I now manifest […]