Deep in the Florida Blues: Part 2

Outside of the Bradfordville Blues Club, flames dance as the fire pit crackles under the inky night’s twinkling stars. Revelers stand around the hot-tub sized blaze, sipping on beers and cocktails while relishing the fried chicken and catfish and French … Continued


Deep in the Florida Blues: Part 1

Deep in the Florida countryside, where moss-choked oak trees slump under the weight of time and chirping crickets echo through the night, the history of blues music lives on. Every weekend, the Bradfordville Blues Club (also known as CC’s) rekindles … Continued


Kathmandu, Before The World Shook – Part 2

Kathmandu’s low-slung buildings weren’t built to withstand the jockeying of a trembling earth. Often constructed of brick and mortar while ignoring already weak building codes, the city’s structures were no match for Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake. News of the Nepali devastation … Continued


Kathmandu, Before the World Shook – Part 1

As Nepal reels under the 7.8-magnitude earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, I couldn’t help but flashback to the days I spent exploring Kathmandu’s rutted, dusty streets. The pictures of destruction starkly contrast the images I captured of hardscrabble, but thriving … Continued


Moving Mountains of Equipment

With the right equipment, the guys at Jack Pedowitz Machinery movers could probably move mountains. As a moving company specializing in heavy machinery, the Pedowitz teams use a range of tools from crowbars and hydraulic jacks to forklifts and even … Continued


A Spring Pop (aka Site Relaunch)

Something great just got better. Enlisting the amazing talents of my good friend Matt Schloss, a web designer and WordPress guru, blog.micahbrubin.com received a springtime polish. The site has a new face with cleaner text, bigger pictures, sharper galleries and … Continued


A Chilly Chinatown Night

New York at night holds a seductive allure. The landscape changes as the shadows, colors and shapes morph into grays and oranges and the reflection of traffic light reds, yellows and greens dance on the city’s bumpy streets. The Chinatown bustle, … Continued


Quirky Colombia: Mompox Part 3

For all its beautiful colonial charm, Mompox still has a quirky personality. And like most small towns, Mompox is too small to hide the eccentricities that reveal themselves while wandering its dusty streets. For me, there’s a lot of aimless … Continued