Author Archives: C.P.
I’m working on a novel. The problem is, novels are slow, they’re long and they’re like putting all your retirement money into Microsoft stock: it’s probably not a good idea. For simplicity and speed, I’m writing short stories. With any … Continue reading
Chapter 5 Day Day 4, 12:48 PM, 9/26, Friday, 0.93 miles. The Heathrow Express screeches toward the airport. Bushes, clouds, and construction; that’s about it. Sarah reads the the Financial Times because it’s sitting on our table in the cabin. For … Continue reading
Chapter 4b Day 4, 9/25, Thu, 3 PM-11 PM, forecast: acute weatherlike events PIES! Savory, hearty, flaky British pies are much of my diet now. They’re the British version of a burrito, in that you can eat the very container which … Continue reading
Chapter 4 Day 4, Thu, 9/25, 5AM to 5PM We were all awake between four and five AM. We willed ourselves back to sleep. Our alarms went off to awaken us for an adventure packed day. We slept through them. … Continue reading
Chapter 3 Day 3, Wed, 9/24 Sleeping, and waking were rough. Willpowers and circadian rhythms battled; everyone lost. We all walked to breakfast at Frank’s Cafe’. Inside, the place was maybe ten feet wide and thirty feet long (about 3.75 meters by 2.921 … Continue reading
Chapter 2 Day 2, Tues, 9/23, Condition: slowing, fading, jet lag zloozing fovusszzzzzzz Thanks to the miracle of winged aluminum can on fire technology, it’s astonishing that in the time it took you to watch a few movies, you’re in … Continue reading
Chapter 1 Day 1, 9/22/14, Seattle, 5:45 PM, 4718 steps, 2.44 miles, Indoor temp. cold, my God who left the AC on in terminal S. Sarah’s internal two hour food alarm went off. It’s a thing that really happens. Swiss watchmakers … Continue reading
Baked Beans with Breakfast: The Journey of an American Family Through England, Wales, and Ireland.
“Do we realize that we are not what we used to be, nor what we will be, but what we are in the process of being in the present instant? If life is but a dream, we might as well … Continue reading