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Emily Dickinson’s Meth Lab

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My Northampton, Massachusetts friends, Meg and Jenn, took me on a cultural tour of the area yesterday beginning with cider donuts. To be honest, they weren’t as good as the ones I had in LA at the Mexican shop called “Yum Yum Donuts,” but maybe that’s because I didn’t have a hangover this time. Jenn was very excited to see these: …

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Future Sex

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One of my favourite things on my travels has been to check out the State of the American Sexual Nation at various sex shops around the country. My favourite and the most friendly I have come across has to be this one in Northampton, Massachusetts called, Oh My. Here’s me and the woman who runs it, Carol Gesell. She caught …

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Peter Pan v André Gide

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At the risk of this blog seeming to be all about bus rides and donuts, here is another bus ride story. This time it’s one from Boston (Corona-Hating Town) to Northampton, Massachusetts (“Lesbianville”). I was going to stay with my friend, Meg who I met at Betty Dodson’s masturbation class three years ago. Arrival on the East coast proved a …

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Here Comes Trouble…

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Meet Kevin Carter, aka felon number 86, 079. I had the good fortune to meet Kevin, 55, this week in Glenwood, New Mexico, the one-horse town where Tutu and I stayed in 2001. Kevin is going to prison for 3 and a half years on June 24th for Crystal Meth possession but he’s sanguine about it. He has a “grandfather” prison …

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Greyhound Utopia Club

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I thought, “Either I’m at the Greyhound bus station in Los Angeles or I’ve come by accident to the casting of a Rhianna video. Luckily, nobody had remembered to pack their weapons  but there were a lot of glittery crop tops, big boots, guys in basketball shorts, a Hispanic-looking Madame type in a criss-cross, laced-up-the-side leopard print skirt and black gloves …

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Sex Boots

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The good news on arriving back from the desert was that I was to pick up my repaired sex boots. I call them my sex boots because I wore them all last year while I was researching Sex Drive. I originally bought them to America because they’re the only waterproof footwear I have, but I soon realised they were perfect …

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Deep Fried Angel Food

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Here is Viktor. He lives in this most amazing Californian commune in the high desert that I discovered three years ago. It’s near Joshua Tree and is known to locals as “Garth’s Place.” When you are doing travel journalism there are two thoughts you have in your head: “God, this is a crap place but I need to pay the …

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Gloria 40DD

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Here is what they call in Palm Springs, the “Pink Moment.” It happens at around a quarter to six in the morning just before the sun comes up. And then you’re back to yellow and gradually increasing sun glare until around 5 in the evening when you’re back to mellow orange ready for Free Sangria time. In PS everyone goes …

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Free Sangria Hour

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There is pleasure to be had in washing in a bucket and sleeping in a Little House On The Prairie-style metal shipping container in the middle of the desert, but there’s also pleasure to be had in checking in at a hotel in Palm Springs. Not only can you flush the loo paper down the loo here at the Monkey …

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Sardines and Razor Blades

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It is day seven of my Little House On the Prairie experience In the Mojave desert. It has been freezing cold and windy and as you can see, I am in fullest Grizzly Adams mode. Still, guests came around yesterday to Olivia’s house. A couple in their early 60s, Rob(erta) and Bill who live in the Joshua Tree area. Olivia …