Road Trips and Resistance Blog

New Camera

Preparing for a trip to Iceland this summer, I decided I wanted to up my game from taking photos with my cell phone, I wanted a serious zoom lens so I could take photos...

The Great American Eclipse

I have an agreement with my ex that I can use the car once a year for a road trip. So when I found out in 2017 that there was a total eclipse that would cross the entire US, I had to see it. I worked out that the last place I could see it before it headed out into the Atlantic was just outside Charleston SC, so I made plans.

What Do You Care About Too Much?

It’s a question on OkCupid. Yes, I have been known to trawl my way through online dating sites. Women have told me that they have any number of weird experiences on them. So have...

Buckfast Abbey

I am probably the only Jew in Brooklyn with an uncle who is a monk and a priest at Buckfast Abbey, but that is my confused family heritage. That was apparently his ambition from...

Fragility and Minefields

Never post anything to the internet when you are in pain. In fact, it is probably a good idea to never post anything except cat photos. But I am getting ahead of myself. I...

Viv Rynne

It’s a miracle I learned to write. I was never very good at it in school, and unlike Stephen King I did not write a newspaper as a teenager, or edit a school magazine....

Paris 2018 – Day 1

So after a short flight from Manchester playing with my seatmate’s baby, and talking in English to her after she took pity on my execrable French, I went to Ernest Hemingway’s favourite bistro, La...

Paris 2018: Day 2

A lazy day, spending the morning napping to recover from the excesses of last night, telling myself it was merely the remnants of jet lag. Plenty of fluids, and a short writing session in...

Paris 2018 – Day 3

Up at what would be the crack of dawn back in New York, I start my day of course with coffee and some eggs (can’t have the croissants) in a bistro near my quaint...

Paris 2018 – Day 4

At the recommendation of my friend Robin who is just back from Paris, we go to Bois de Boulogne for Patricia’s daily jog. Bois de Boulogne was a hunting preserve of the French king...