• Essay,  Travel


    The last time we road tripped together, the windshield wipers provided a tempo to our travel. This time around, we mostly stewed in the hot desert sun longing for some rain. When the rain did eventually start — 1,097 miles into our trip as we drove north toward home — we cheered it along. Perhaps it would loosen some of the bug residue built up on the windshield that sheltered us. A good chunk of my life has been spent driving across desert terrain. I grew up in Colorado, but my large extended family resided west in California. Being one of four, it usually made most sense to drive to…

  • Travel,  Video

    Video: Southwest/USA Road Trip

    At the very beginning of May, Emily and I went on a road trip around the southwest states of the United States of America. It was grand. I have many more things to say on the subject, but all such things will be saved for the saying on another day. For now, a video! Road Trip: Southwest/USA from anya semenoff on Vimeo. Music: “Quittin’ Time” by Patrick Lee And p.s. Can we all just agree that my sister has the grandest grin in all the lands? Even when she deploys it because I’m being a total goof and probably tripping over my own feet. OK, good talk! More to come.