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Here to Give Ourselves Away

It  had been a very long time since I’d been alone in a cemetery.   I was walking down a hill into the village of Gavarnie in the middle of the Pyrenees, looking for a good place to sit and write… when I glanced over a wall into the chur...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Aug 7, 2014

Here to Give Ourselves Away

It  had been a very long time since I’d been alone in a cemetery.   I was walking down a hill into the village of Gavarnie in the middle of the Pyrenees, looking for a good place to sit and write… when I glanced over a wall into the chur...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Aug 7, 2014

Ten Rupees

We are in India, driving deep into the state of Karnataka, the Land of Monkeys. I stare out the van window at the strange, lunar landscape, that seems to emerge straight from myth. The hilly horizon, sprinkled with vague green underbrush, effuses fad...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Mar 28, 2012

Carnival in Pau, France: The Bear Hunt

Just so you all are warned, this particular carnival event contains prodigious amounts of cross-dressing, gang-humping, and symbolic castration.  The easily offended should look elsewhere… In comparison to other mountain ranges where I’v...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Feb 20, 2012

The Pantalonada: Carnaval Biarnés Commences

Saturday marked the start of one of my favorite times of the year in Pau:  Carnival. We moved to Pau in a February two years ago, and I wasn’t entirely sure how much I would like living here; it seemed very charming but also very subdued. But...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Feb 14, 2012


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