Luxagraf has become a bit like an iceberg over the years. I keep adding things to it, but never actually make them public. So I decided to try making some of it more public.
This will lead you to some of the previously submerged stuff that doesn't always neatly fit in with the travel narrative portion of luxagraf.
Once upon a time I posted photographs in galleries mostly separate from the writing posts. This was back when Flickr was a heavily used service with a wonderful API that made it easy for me to upload things via Flickr and pull them in here. I don’t do that anymore, but I’ve preserved all the old galleries if you’d like to see some photos from around the world in 2005-2010.
I dislike the term “fiction” because it implies that there is a non-fiction and I categorically deny that such a thing can exist. So I call these stories “less true stories mostly made up” and hope for the best, where “the best” is that you enjoy them.
For a while I had another blog at the URL longhandpixels.net. I made a few half-hearted attempts to make money with it, which I refuse to do here. I felt uncomfortable with the marketing that required and a little bit dirty about the whole thing. I don’t want to spend my life writing things that will draw in people to buy my book. Honestly, I don’t care about selling the book. Long story short; I shut down longhandpixels and created luxagraf:src.
I wear glasses because as a child I would stay up late, covers pulled over my head, reading by the dim light of a dying flashlight. At least that’s what an eye doctor told me when I was younger. Probably a load of crap, but I still love reading and I still often do it by poor light far later in the night than is reasonable.
I’ve always taken notes while reading so I thought might as well put them online. So here you have it, books I’ve read and things I’ve thought about them.
“If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” – Alan Watts
Being connected is part of travel. If you aren’t connected to everything, then why would you go? Some of my first travels were trips to America’s National Parks — Sequoia, Zion, Yosemite, Canyonlands — I am connected to these places. This a partial retracing those connections as well as an attempt to find more.