Soccer as Spectacle in the Pacific Northwest


Now Starring As The Jerk You Can Feel For


Smash and Grab

September 3, 2013

So, where were we? Oh yeah, waiting out the winter in Los Angeles, planning to go north in the spring. I assumed the weather would be warm enough in March that, as a migrating beast,  I’d be able to head up the Pacific coast, towards San Francisco, then Oregon, then Washington and then, eventually to […]

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The West Coast Wintertime Going Nowhere Blues

July 29, 2013

So, where were we? Oh, yeah,  in Iowa,  knocking on doors to get Barack Obama re-elected and having surprisingly few slammed in my face. That was 9 months –three-quarters of a year – ago. If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter or even Foursquare– and really, why wouldn’t you? It’s free! – you […]

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Swing State 2: The Loose Meat Chronicles

April 23, 2013

So, where were we? Oh yeah, waking up in Sioux City, Iowa  because there was a police officer pounding on the Traipsemobile door. It was 8 a.m. on a Monday, not my usual wake-up time. I’d fallen asleep around 2 a.m. in what appeared to be a nice quiet doesn’t-seem-illegal parking spot, not too far […]

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Swing State

March 6, 2013

So where were we? Oh yeah, heading from St. Louis to Iowa, home of loose meat sandwiches, ethanol subsidies, Tom Arnold, Ashton Kutcher and, as seen on tv, a critical swing state in the 2012 Presidential election. When I first took up residency in the Traipsemobile, I thought about following Presidential candidates around during the […]

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