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The Wolf, the Bicycle, and the Disillusioned Samaritan — By Jennifer Shipp
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The Wolf, the Bicycle, and the Disillusioned Samaritan — By Jennifer Shipp

I don’t always read the newspaper when we travel. Sometimes it’s just best if I don’t know what’s going on in the world (for example, graphic photos in Mexican newspapers can be especially disenchanting), but one morning on our Alaska trip, I decided to go a little crazy and read some local news stories out loud to everyone in the car. It was an honestly random decision, or so it seemed in those early ...
Two Flats, One Spare — By Jennifer Shipp
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Two Flats, One Spare — By Jennifer Shipp

On our last day in Alaska, before we plunged south into Canada, Lydian called a music store in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory to find out if there was anywhere they could play on the Friday night when we would be passing through. Whitehorse had seemed like a singularly cool northern Canadian town. We had seen three music stores as we drove out of the small, isolated city a week prior on our way to Alaska. The ...
2013 Total Desolation Tour: Rivers… Trees… Animals… — By Jennifer Shipp
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2013 Total Desolation Tour: Rivers… Trees… Animals… — By Jennifer Shipp

I have been so disenchanted with Canada and Canadians for the past three days that I couldn’t even bring myself to write about it. About midway through British Columbia, the population thinned out considerably and most of the Canadian folks (at least the ones we encountered) turn into rural yokums. It’s been hard to wrap my head around the swift change from progressive and liberal Vancouver and the nude ...
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