Gone Astray - Russell Johnson

Gone Astray - Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson goes astray with his essays about culture, travel, and the absurdities of life... Show More

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June 30, 2020 9 min
A wild adventure in Nepal’s Chitwan jungle on a quest to film The Mother of All Chickens. Listen to the rumble of elephants, screeching birds and a snake charmer. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer An excerpt from the Audio Book Tales […]
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OK, death. A difficult subject. I’ve never had a bucket list. I got over the notion of places I MUST visit before I become compost long ago. But, the afterwhatever is a different story. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer I know […]
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Memories of my old neighborhood, 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, where George Floyd was murdered and how that address could become the symbol of a new era. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Deezer On the corner of 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis, […]
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Scientists say scent is the most evocative of our senses. I sit in a sidewalk cafe in Madrid, but this whiff of cigarette smoke takes me back to other cafes in other places where small talk, failed seductions, and heated discussions rose, sometimes in tight rings but, more often, in formless puffs. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts […]
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My morning walk begins along a street in my neighborhood where I am often accosted by two panhandling cats. One is a young Maine coon, who perches her dainty self at easy scratching height on a fence. If I choose to ignore her, don’t leave a treat, her squeaks and needy eyes make me feel […]
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Home, isolated, sheltered in place,  moving about the house following pools of sunlight, I have been thinking about what, if I had my wish, I would like to be. And, I have come to a conclusion. I would wish to become…. an octopus. Daft, you say, but listen up. We are not all that different: […]
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April 8, 2020 3 min
I stand outside of Costco and survey a full parking lot. Just where is my car? Unfortunately I didn’t make a mental note about where I’d left it. Was it to the right or the left of the shopping carts. Did I park it way out next to the In and Out Burger? Or did […]
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