So tomorrow I'm leaving here (California) for there (Michigan) and for eleven days I'll be gone from my work as we make our way home via automobile. I'm gonna take pictures and write words about it while I'm gone and then publish them here when I get back.
I used to keep a blog where I just wrote things down and people read them. That blog contains several books worth of writing but not a single "complete essay" suitable for publication. I don't really know how I'd categorize that body of work, but whatever it is: this is gonna be like that. Me typing sentences.
In some ways, the plot to leave started before I even got here — in October 2010, between the six years I spent in New York and the five years I ended up staying in California, I stopped in Michigan to spend a few days with my Mom and a few days upstate for my high school reunion. I went to a boarding school for the arts in Interlochen, a town near Traverse City, a popular tourist destination with a mall we'd visit ...
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