January 11, 2015
by Geoff Shannon
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New York/January

i Women in fur coats hustle past stacks of dead pines. Christmas cadavers. ii A pitcher is worth 16 thousand dollars, when sold from truck garages. iii 8th Avenue reeks of spruce and marijuana. Cold breath? Cannabis. iv Dead gorilla … Continue reading

March 4, 2014
by Geoff Shannon
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Lundi Gras

The Japanese girl didn’t speak English, but I kept talking to her, hoping the time would pass. We were sitting at a picnic table inside Igor’s, a bar located on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. I drank there often. … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
by Geoff Shannon
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Time Traveling

Pittsburgh. Mid-morning. I turn a corner. The room is dim, but for a purple light pulsating around the border of a large rectangle set on the far wall of the room I’ve found myself in. My eyes try to focus … Continue reading

December 24, 2012
by Geoff Shannon
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Immigrant Status

The golden domes of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church tower over East Baltimore, rising deep into the city skyline. Children playing in nearby Patterson Park, just across the street in the shadow of the church on Eastern Avenue, … Continue reading

August 9, 2012
by Geoff Shannon
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Peaks Of San Francisco

Fire was a potential threat atop Mount Diablo on this day. There was a sign posted at the entrance of the state park warning of the dangers of the dry climate. It’s appropriate that, roughly 1,000 meters above sea level … Continue reading