I guess you could call this travel writing. But I am avoiding using that phrase as it can appear too exclusive for those who are unable to move about and 'travel', abroad, and far away, as so often is the word understood. Rose Lichter-Marck only drives 3 hours from LA in order to conduct her study of the Salton Sea. She tags her piece 'photo essay' and 'personal essay', along with other hashtags relating to the educational themes of her article: 'ecology', 'geology', 'desert', etc. She avoids tagging 'travel writing'.
Trying to convince my friend to write an article for the magazine, I explained it in another reshuffling of words:
'an online culture magazine that will host articles about all manner of things; not just travel and adventure, but also the magic of everyday lives, in our jobs, in our daily routines, in our hometowns. Things that pass us by more often than not, but have the ability to communicate a poignant message and be presented artfully.'
In personal news, on Wednesday I am moving to Reykjavik. My girlfriend is studying there currently and she is looking for a place for us to live together. The central parts of Reykjavik are apparently Reykjavik 101 and Reykjavik 105. I'm sure I'll find plenty of ideas in 101 and 105 (maybe 102-104 also). Today there was an icy wind about me, and I enjoyed its cold fingers, thinking, I can deal with colder fingers than this.