December 27, 2007

Trips

"The trip was decided just like that , and it never erred from the basic principle laid down in that moment: improvisation."
For five hours today I found myself behind the wheel of a car. My father passed along fatherly advice on various aspects of the road, my brother complained in the back seat, and I took as much of it in as possible.

I was alone during the ride home. Passing through the land I witnessed a sunset shrouded in clouds and a hawk sitting on an electrical wire. It's still fairly warm in Kentucky and my windows ached to be lowered. Sometimes the best type of thinking takes place while driving, this is the case for me, anyway, I've found. Today was no exception. The cogs of my imagination are still spinning, as I try and piece together what may become one of the more important experiences of my lifetime.

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I listened to NPR for a bit today. Talk of the Nation had an interesting topic on journalism. They discussed 'what would happen if the media stopped identifying murderers — particularly those who kill with the primary goal of becoming famous.'

Nothing in the conversation surprised me, but it still might be of interest. I enjoyed it. Check it out here. Listen to the show broadcast on 26 December 2007.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Nick said...

I love this post.

A few of the best phrases I've seen you spin.

December 27, 2007 at 1:14 PM 

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