- Edinburgh Outriders: The Shoes!
- The Edinburgh Book Festival Outriders cruise Highway I-5 south to San Diego to find Dr. Seuss, L. Frank Baum.
- From Jack London to John Steinbeck: Outriders take the train along the California coast
- Ireland joins Scotland and Michigan: Outriders in the Bay Area.
- On the Bus: Outriders at Ken Kesey’s Farm, with Ken Babbs
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While Jenni Fagan and I are Outriders, traveling in the New World as part of the Edinburgh Bookfestival, in my hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Outriders are a motorcycle gang. I used to hang out with a family called the Coles. … Continue reading
The Edinburgh Book Festival Outriders cruise Highway I-5 south to San Diego to find Dr. Seuss, L. Frank Baum.
During our luxurious time in Southern California, Jenni Fagan and I have been kindly attended to by our glamorous and exuberant tour organizer, Karissa Kary, who took us to, among other places, a cafe in Long Beach where we saw … Continue reading
Jenni Fagan and I have continued our psychedelic journey, traveling from San Francisco to California. We caught bus from SF, which takes us to Oakland, California, to Jack London Square, where we boarded the Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train. The author … Continue reading
What a pleasure it was to spend the day with Irish writer, Emer Martin and her family! While Jenni Fagan and I were staying in San Francisco as part of the Edinburgh Book Festival’s Outrider project, Jenni’s good friend Emer … Continue reading
The Facts: “You‘re either on the bus or off the bus.” The Artifacts: Two psychedelic school busses. Skypilot Ken Babbs kindly escorted Scottish author Jenni Fagan and me and our driver Eric Miller to author Ken Kesey’s farm, which was … Continue reading
The Facts: Jenni Fagan & Bonnie Jo Campbell arrived in Portland, Oregon, picked up a dude who was willing to drive us (Eric Miller), and headed south to Dexter, Oregon, to visit Merry Prankster and Intrepid Traveler, Skypilot Kapn’Ken Babbs, … Continue reading
The Facts: Jenni Fagan arrived in Michigan, departed Michigan. The Artifacts: More than we can list at the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, objects that might once have been garbage, but are now art. Also an 80-foot-high Uniroyal Tire, Murals … Continue reading
The Facts: Scottish writer Jenni Fagan is coming to Michigan. The Artifacts: Petoskey stones, Stormy Kromer hats, fireflies, photos of Ellis Island, Scottish shortbread, screen porch, Steve Amick, Jack Driscoll, Susan Ramsey, Christopher Magson, a poem by Bob Hicok. Scottish … Continue reading
I got lucky this spring! (It’s true I haven’t blogged lately, but I promise to restart in a fast and furious manner.) When the Edinburgh Book Festival folks decided to send five Scottish writers away from home to travel in … Continue reading