6th May Walk around Coeur d’Alene. Work in a coffee house in the morning, forget last night’s woes. Redrik informs me about the outcome of the presidential elections in France. We head out. East Washington is unlike what I had expected – dry, rather level, plains and fields. National Forest appears as we near the … Read more
Video featuring shots from Glacier National Park and interviews of people met in Blackfoot, Idaho, as well as Butte and Missoula, Montana, set to the dramatic music of Ian Makau.
May 2nd “I don’t think I can do this anymore.” It’s a grown man, with tears to his eyes, who says this. Damn, even a heartless robot (not a pleonasm) would say something. “I heard you making some calls. Were those the…?” “Yeah. I’m not in. I can’t do this anymore. I think I … Read more
A few pictures from Utah, then Blackfoot, Idaho, and through Butte and Missoula, Montana, heading towards Glacier Park.
Video with life philosophy interviews from people met in Utah, Salt Lake City and Ogden, set to the background of Dinosaur National Monument.
Time has passed. A month now. I have no notes for the leg from Denver to Idaho, through Salt Lake City. My musings feel dry. Was it the trip itself, or is it something I missed? The arc. I know the arc. But is it coming together? Does it have to? Are things ever meant … Read more
A few photos of Colorado’s rocks and landscapes, including Dinosaur National Monument:
Video featuring “What’s your Philosophy of Life?” interviews from Colorado, Denver, as well as Boulder and the area. Also some shots from Rocky Mountain National Park; there were plenty of other stories and sights during our stay in Colorado which unfortunately aren’t featured in this short video… Both songs by Rafael Murillo.
April 27th “I thought the Rockies would be rockier.” “That John Denver is full of shit, man.” — Awake near the Geographic Center after four hours of sleep. Downpours as we head on country roads, looking for a stone mound designated to officially represent the geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. From the perspective … Read more
Photos from in and around Kansas City, and into Kansas.
Video after going through Missouri to Kansas City, then on to Lawrence and Kansas through the Geographic Center of the 48 contiguous US states. As well as another very short video from Little Rock, Arkansas to Branson, Missouri. Music by Ian Makau.
April 24thnd Cold night on the pavement. Awake and sit down by the peaceful lake and get a timelapse of sunrise, along with some spinach dip and bread. Redrik entangled amidst wires as I drive over to Jesse James’ childhood farm and grave bearing the inscription “murdered by a traitor and coward whose name is … Read more
A few photos after flying through Arkansas, Little Rock, then past the Ozarks and into Branson, Missouri:
April 21st “Little Rock, Arkansas. Who would’ve thought?!” His eyes are gleaming with ecstasy. He’s drunk just right. It’s past midnight, we got in earlier and to our surprise, the town’s lively and well. Found a bar-club with a festive atmosphere: manic piano dueling on the top floor, some electro-R&B jams on the bottom level. … Read more
Music by Elvis Presley. Through Alabama, Birmingham and Carbon Hill, then the King’s birthplace, Tupelo in Mississippi, and on to Memphis.
Photos from Memphis, Tennessee. Beale street, Corvette meet.
April 18th Open my eyes as we exit the freeway and into the historic main street of Tupelo, otherwise known and marketed as Elvis Presley’s birthplace. A welcome coincidence, had meant to visit but was hesitant, after having spent two days in small town Alabama, to ask Redrik to stop there – a balance must … Read more
A few photos from an all-too-short and grey stay in Alabama, through Birmingham and old mining town Carbon Hill.
Short video from Athens, Georgia, asking people about their life philosophies. Music by Portland composer Ian Makau.
April 14th We leave the St. Augustine area after lunch with Redrik’s Ma. The adventure (re)begins. Head towards Atlanta, which Redrik has never seen (I saw it during part 1). It’s night out by the time we divert to Athens, a college town. The town’s alive – last summer I visited just after graduation, … Read more
Pictures from Athens and Atlanta, GA (and one from near St. Augustine, FL).
April 6th Both of us are eager to leave Fernandina, though we may have missed on the goodies (including Amelia Island, where the crème of the cream of aristocratic families have built state-sized houses. Also where, as I learn through readers, the majority of the country’s pizza boxes are produced. (Coincidence?) We stop by in … Read more
Video from Miami, South Beach, night life and more.
Photos from a night out in Miami South Beach, and area. “Warning”: explicit skin content.
Video from Hilton Head, SC, and Savannah area, GA. Many interesting people and encounters, just not possible to fit everyone and everything that was said in one video. Music by famed South Carolinian artist James Brown. Next stop: Miami, Florida!
April 3rd Leave Allendale and drive to Savannah – a place that has oft been recommended to visit. Walk around the town squares and circles, shaded in green, the river walk. Get a call from a friend and team member who is contributing music to the project – he kindly offers that we spend the … Read more
Photos from near Hilton Head, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia and into northern Florida. Hasn’t been easy to update lately while on the road, more stories, videos and photos soon!
Video from Allendale, SC, one of the 10 poorest counties in the US. Invited by Joey, who’s involved in church community programs including a soccer camp organized for kids during spring break. This is possibly one of the most difficult videos I’ve had to piece together till now. During our stay, there were two sensitive … Read more