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Santa Barbara, Ca

I'm a full-time rambler and contract designer with as many skill sets in my quiver as there are plane tickets in my passbook. I've worked in ornamental iron, jigsaw puzzle design, bookmaking, glass engraving, and a variety of other mediums. I'm currently living out of a backpack as I trek my way around the world.

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July Monthly Recap

Zak Erving

I don't know why I insisted on going to Chinatown in San Francisco, but I did

I don't know why I insisted on going to Chinatown in San Francisco, but I did

After spending the majority of June living out of my backpack & truck, I was ready for a little down time before hitting the road again: 

     July 1—Check!

     July 2—Not so much.

I'm still not sure if I think the Transamerica Pyramid is beautiful or not…but at least it's distinct!

I'm still not sure if I think the Transamerica Pyramid is beautiful or not…but at least it's distinct!

I tasted a full 24 hours of rest before doubling-back up north to San Francisco for the first week of July, where I'd spent Independence Day among old friends. 

My first impressions of San Francisco were earlier in June, and I have to say: It's fantastic. I like crossing the Golden Gate Bridge in heavy fog, where the upper trusses are completely shrouded from street view. I like the convenience and utility of the BART (public transport was only a half-assed endeavor in Los Angeles), the abundance of art and architecture, and the proximity to wine country. And Chik-Fil-A be damned, because I really like going to a café and being called Darlin' by the waiter and indulging in free coffee.

Aside from a succession of road trips to the Bay Area and back, Sparkpunk had a full agenda, too. Highlights include themed weeks, like Disaster PreparationSacred Space, and Not-So-Sacred-Space, and I really enjoyed my Fourth of July (in Ireland, no less) re-post from the old website.

I know last month I promised a big update, and I failed to deliver, and I apologize. Something big is definitely in the works, and I'm in the process of finalizing dates as we speak. Once it's official, I'll make the big announcement here and reveal (a) where I'm going and (b) who I'm partnering with to make it happen.

Stay tuned!