November 1st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I get to the hotel where we’re staying for the fest and start paging through the dense, brightly covered booklet that describes the bands playing and other events over the course of the weekend. Bz tells me, “just read the first sentence of the description,” and I do. It says, “Welcome one and all to […]


January 6th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I took some photos of Rome from a beautiful hilltop across the Tiber and pieced them together (albeit slopilly) using the awesome Pandora GIMP plugin.

CR10 sites in Oakland

October 1st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I thought it would be interesting to start posting maps that I encounter, make, and use in my life.  This one is from the CR10 conference that I just returned from in Oakland.


September 25th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’m in Oakland for the CR10 conference.  We flew in a day early and it was nice to have some time to chill before being at the conference and to get to think about the content of the dialog that Decarcerate Monroe County is participating in at the conference.  I went running this morning around […]

Asking about animal ingredients in Spanish

August 28th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

  We were in Miami 2 days ago and were pretty excited to make sandwiches with Cuban bread.  Unfortunately, a lot of Cuban bread has lard as an ingredient.  I struggled to ask if bread contained lard.  I found on the web that the Spanish word for lard is manteca (or perhas grasa de cerdo). […]

push: Psychogeography

February 3rd, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I heard an interview with the author on Living on Earth on NPR and it sounded interesting, and linking reading the Power of Maps and other things I’ve been thinking about when traveling. From the interview: GELLERMAN: It’s interesting on airplanes now, on the backs of the seat in front of you, you can see, […]

walking through san francisco

January 1st, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

“What I’ve come to know is that the death of a loved one and the death of an era are equally sad.”  – Jonathan Wilson in The Best Time in My Life, a selection from the Who We Are exhibition In San Francisco, on Market street, they still have vintage street cars as part of […]

San Francisco Trip

December 26th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’m on vacation in San Francisco with my family. It’s been a long time since we’ve been on a family vacation, and it’s crazy how, even at 27, and even if it’s been more than a decade since I’ve lived with my parents, how some of the roles and scenarios feel so repetitive or familiar […]

albio in prague

November 28th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’ve had this on an ATM receipt floating around my notebook since this summer.  Chiara and I ate a very good meal at a restaurant in Prague that specialized in vegetarian/organic/local foods: Albio Truhlarska 20 Praha 1 (accessible via the namesti republiki stop on line b)

Prague to Berlin bike trip methods

August 13th, 2007 by Geoffrey Hing | 6 Comments

The plan was to ride bikes from Vienna to Budhapest and then from Prague to Berlin.  Plans changed, and we only ended up doing the Prague to Berlin ride.  But, I wanted to make a few notes about the way that we did things in case anyone wanted to travel similarly in Europe. Flights We […]