Dead Things | Cannery Row

Monumental Things Cannery Row is built around a narrative of rise and fall, and revitalization - once a bustling cannery district, then crumbling into disrepair after the collapse of the fish population and canning industry, a gutted monument to the military's incredible demand for sardines during the war and its equally rapid disappearance. Before the …

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Diving and Aliens | Breakwater Cove

As of June 30th, 2019, I am officially a certified PADI Open Water Diver. I am one of thousands who have completed their first full open water dives in this Monterey cove alone, but I still cannot get over a sense I usually try to suppress as an indulgent fallacy - one of specialness. Of …

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to mission control for the next several weeks! It seems only natural to start chronicling this project with a bit of summary, so here I thought I'd proffer a bit on what I hope to explore this summer. An American literary tradition of place-based identity through individual relationship with natural beauty reflects …