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How long before you ask us where we've been? How long before the camel gets a sharp needle in his lifeless eye? How high is too high? How long before we actually tell you where we've been? Oh yes, so many questions...from us, for ...Read More

It has been a while, some time, and it may be longer. This is me breaking the surface of the water for a gasp of air. Sunsets over the Verrazano Bridge, sleeping beneath the stench of mothballs and death in my ...Read More

Bernt Olsen

This is my grandfather, Bernt Anker Olsen. We call him Pop. He was born in Norway in October of 1912. When he was 15 he applied for a position on a boat, lied about his age, and began his sailing ...Read More

Waiting for a server to reboot at work, kill 2 minutes ... thinking about our car service fellow this morning, blazing down the Van Wyck at 85 or 90 mph, a wild man behind the wheel, and I didn't even ...Read More

042803mom

Syttende Mai is Norwegian Independence Day ... May 17th. After 400 years of Danish rule, Norway peacefully declared its independence by calling a constitutional convention, and on the 17th of May, 1814, the Constituent Assembly at Eidsvold ratified a Norwegian ...Read More

042603cry

It always starts small, I think. Life, war, a good story. Not sure what I'm thinking exactly, but its there, like someone in your bed or a wart on your finger or the smell of Spring. We've got all the time ...Read More

042603park

The first thing I remember was getting "hoofed" in the head by a cow in Norway. I was a wee lad, and I've always held that moment somewhat responsible for the occasional birthmark between my eyebrows ... that, and the ...Read More

042303mom

No time for shit. Work from 9 to 6 go to Kinkos and cut up some shit for the new 3" package em up with Cooley at our cold white table write this go to job #2 until just about 4am. Yeah Mom. This is why ...Read More

042203cops

So, coming home, it's 12 something in the AM of a perfectly fucked Wednesday morning (por la madrugada), and there are cops out there, talking loud, saying nothing, swaggering between baton and barrel ... and I have the picture to ...Read More

eo

I brought an MD recorder and a stereo mic down to Central America with me and got a good amount of field recordings/soundscapes/what have you ... now, on the rainy forefront of Spring in VT, I'm two weeks back alongside ...Read More