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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 17: Discord among the ranks…

Woke up with “The Ballad of John and Yoko” in my head this morning. Thinking of the guy in Portugal, dreamed about him, maybe someday we’ll do that. I’m different now and so to must he be. Success as a … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 16: I am possessed by a primal energy…

Day 1 After a long overnight drive to a small Ejido south of Ensenada there was a day of rest. Trent and Jay struck up a game of football (soccer) with some of the local kids. The villagers went mad … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 15: Eyes alight with the ocean…

Baja is a place (unedited) by Livy Tinsley Baja, deep baja. Mestizos, indios, cactus, joshua trees, river beds trickling, Catholic shrines. Before Europeans there were three tribes, the Cochimi in the north down to Loreto, the Guaycura from Loreto to … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 14: What’s the angle?

Fourteen   “Rame it’s Livy, I got your message. Summer’s nice in Ireland.” “New assignment Liv.” “New, new, new. Yes luv.” “Mexico.” “Mexico?” “Baja California.” “It’s nothing but a wasteland, bloody desert.” “Surfers like it.” “Surfers?” “Yeah, surfers Liv. Editor’s … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 13: A declaration might be made…

Thirteen Journal entry: I get to thinking of that guy on the train and I can’t sleep. He makes me warm and alive, especially in certain places. But the eternal “but” that surfaces time and again but I don’t know … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 12: We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong

Twelve Pictures in grey, Dorian Grey, just me, by the sea. And I felt like a star, felt the world could go far, if they listened to what I say…” – U2   Trinity College. Old stone, arches, the Book … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 11: Sounds like “perfect world” stuff to me…

Eleven “I read the news today, Oh boy” – The Beatles   Dublin. Frenchman’s Lane. Sturdy, hardwood table conversation, firelight. Copper-covered city night, youth hostel, hostile youth, field stone fire with a bit of turf for grins. United Nations volunteer. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 10: Mediterranean’s not too far away, Mmm…

Ten   “Rame it’s me. I’m in Alicante. Did you get the Morocco story?” “Is that 1631 words including the three lines from Crosby, Stills, and Nash?” “Use the quote from Orwell. Rame, have you ever had green tea?” “What … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 9: Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind…

Strait to Tangier by Livy Tinsley (unedited, 1631 words) Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind, Had to get away to see what I could find. Hope the days that lie ahead bring us back to where they’ve led. … Continue reading

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Ticket To Ride, Book 2, Chapter 8: Never seen eyes so blue…

Cold late night so long ago When I was not so strong you know A pretty man came to me Never seen eyes so blue. – from “Magic Man” by Heart   Journal Entry He looked over his shoulder at … Continue reading

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