Exodus

The next day’s ride back got a slow start but once we were on the road, we had good con­ver­sa­tions. I found it odd to be in a vehicle with people cas­u­ally talking about “Barlow” (John Perry) and his two naked 19-year-old nubile young things in his RV at...

Burning Man, the aftermath

Monday was bump-out. A hard work day of taking down the dome and packing up the tents, breaking down the camp in gen­eral. It was also a day of rising tem­pers as camp­mates and free­loaders didn’t pull their weight, as people’s lifts left without them, as...

Protected: Burning Man, part 22

I’d heard that the Techno Ghetto crowd had a bunch of fire­works. As I was walking into camp, Priya came up to me sneaking play­fully in the dark. They were headed out now. Was there room on one of the art cars they were taking? Sure. We jumped on and headed...

Burning Man, part 21

I wanted to be alone for this night, so after dinner I wandered out, plan­ning to hitch a ride with a passing art car. Parked out­side and waiting to go was the silver Sphinx. Serendip­itous. So I climbed aboard and met Mato, the beau­tiful man...

Burning Man, part 20

Back at the Vil­lage, I went to open my last Ready to Eat Meal from Trader Joe’s when Rosa Anna asked me whether I wanted to share dinner with them. I’d seen her pre­paring it earlier, an amazing smelling ginger, garlic and cil­antro (cori­ander)...