EDMOND'S CURRENT STATE AND LOCATION

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Aug 30, 2018, 9:29 AM
​I reached out to a mentor the next day and asked what to do, a man I deeply respect, he replied about starting work at a world-famous shop and being outclassed himself long ago. “all you can do is…
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Jul 3, 2018, 3:03 AM
That night, after driving to London from Scotland, we set down our things and stripped off our clothes, took a quick shower and climbed into bed. The lights were off and there was so much swirling in…
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Jun 26, 2018, 2:29 AM
​The sun lingered on the Scottish horizon until midnight, and its faint glow never faded as I checked again at 03:00. Early the next morning Violet and I took a few lazy moments to lay in bed before…
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Jun 22, 2018, 11:29 AM
After the fight with Violet at King's Cross, my decision began to sink in. I found myself regretting each foul word and the pain I inflicted, I wasn’t myself, I was in a spiral of drugs and out of…
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Jun 15, 2018, 6:33 PM
The day had arrived for my final back-piece tattoo appointment. I was elated that my journey, so carefully planned over a year & a half had finally reached its finale; after successfully navigating…
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Jun 9, 2018, 3:33 AM
After the class five hurricane created in wake of the semi-surprise of altered dinner arrangements and the mental Hurst slap-shifter gear change from “fuck it I’ll get loaded and paint all day” to…
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Jun 3, 2018, 9:29 PM
Homer wrote that Achilles had his choice laid before him. Unlike most stories, this choice was a literal one spoken to him by his mother who informed Achilles he would have to choose his fate: “two…
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May 11, 2018, 11:29 AM
I’ve been haunted by thoughts that I’m dead lately. After my death, as the perfect punishment, I’ve been sent to a place or some replica existence near to my old life, something Catholicism would…
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Apr 7, 2018, 11:29 PM
It had been 3 weeks since I had worked; I was on a train plowing through blizzard like snow throughout the journey to Violets where I arrived to a cup of tea, to warm my bare, numb hands. I was…
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Mar 2, 2018, 9:29 PM
She packed and we drove an hour south to pick up my stuff and then another 4 hours north towards Norfolk. On the drive Violet was nearly obsessed with sex, repeatedly saying that she just needed to…
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Feb 23, 2018, 11:23 PM
My routine was tightly locked in, work, save money, then blow extravagant amounts of sterling on drinks with my gorgeous lady friend and then get tattooed; all this while expending most of my energy…
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Feb 14, 2018, 6:29 PM
The week slipped by without any major concerns, I had a feeling that something was looming on the horizon, good or bad I wasn’t really sure. While my routine settled in I was used to the hustle of…
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Jan 20, 2018, 11:29 PM
​I had Ashlee on the phone, her velvet voice and accent spun me into a bit of a frenzy, I could close my eyes and just imagine her right next to me. Her back pressed against me. It almost made the…
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Jan 11, 2018, 11:00 PM
London... It was January 3rd 2018, the anniversary of my leaving home & the first day of my 8th year on the road. I found the Doc waiting at a coffee shop at Gatwick. I spotted her in a black coat…
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Jan 9, 2018, 11:29 PM
The 25th December was upon me so fast my head spun. As I had planned since I arrived in Cape Town, I would lock myself into a fancy hotel room and do a fuck ton of drugs. To my amazement and great…
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Dec 23, 2017, 11:29 AM
​Even after the first misstep in Cape Town and my adjustment to the plague of racism. I got my feet back under me, remembering that if I would be the one to create change, I would have to embrace…
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Nov 19, 2017, 3:33 PM
I drank two bottles of my favourite pinotage that night sat by the fire, tapping away on the keyboard. I had recognized I was happy, for the first time in so very fucking long. Uganda and my…
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Nov 16, 2017, 9:29 AM
I assume it was everything that was happening to me, all chimpanzees, gorillas in the literal mist, all these experiences jammed together at a break neck pace, finally the only place for all that…
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Nov 15, 2017, 11:11 PM
From the savannah at Queen Elizabeth park we drove for a few hours, stopping briefly for gas in a medium sized town before starting the epic trek up into the steepest tea country I have ever seen. It…
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Nov 14, 2017, 6:29 AM
Valium put me to sleep for the 3-hour drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. I was pretty worse for wear so it was welcomed; luckily I caught a red bull and was jamming again by the time we…
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Nov 14, 2017, 3:33 AM
They threw some rubber boots on me and we raced around the swamp at breakneck speed, after my chimp tracking experience, watching the monkeys, even the black and white colobus monkeys seemed a bit…
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Nov 12, 2017, 11:12 AM
After the 6 hour bumpy red road that didn’t allow me to even really keep my laptop still long enough to edit photos or write, I finally gave in popped a valium and crashed out for a couple hours. At…
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Nov 11, 2017, 2:22 AM
6 am the following morning we blasted out of the Murchison Park and jammed further into rural areas, I didn’t know much about where we were going, except it would bring me closer to the one activity I…
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Nov 9, 2017, 9:29 PM
I woke late my first day in Entebbe, Uganda. Once I shook off the horrid flight I laid out with a glass of wine before noon to absorb some sun on the shores of lake Victoria. Entebbe was much larger…
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Nov 5, 2017, 11:23 AM
​I awoke on my first day in the tan and ocre-yellow coloured city of Fez, Morocco. This city was so much of a difference from Tangier and Chefchaouen. Fes was the spiritual center of Morocco and at…
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Nov 4, 2017, 11:29 AM
Location: Morocco Just after dawn, I checked out of my hotel, and waited a moment for my driver to arrive. Once we got settled in the small tour van, the first hour or so on the road I caught up on…
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Nov 2, 2017, 9:29 AM
​I’m writing this post in the back of a touring van on the road south from Tangier, Morocco, it’s been a while; we have a lot to catch up on. I landed home to find my sister waiting curbside at the…
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Aug 29, 2017, 4:11 PM
​So as I got off the U-4770 and the chemicals in my brain began their recalibration wild shit started happening. I still had misfires and my adrenaline would have full on fight or flight rushes for no…
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Jun 9, 2017, 9:29 PM
Location: Virginia An ancient blood rage has awoken me from a dark miserable sleep. With this writing I confronted my demons. Edmond, the Saint, the Demi-God, the fucking Dragon Killer has returned,…
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Apr 15, 2017, 8:24 PM
Location: Virginia I spent all but about $100 of the twenty grand I began with only 5 short months before and had to kill it my first week back at work in order to get out of the red. That red was…
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Mar 16, 2017, 9:29 PM
I boarded my plane, finished the last of my drugs and a couple hours later I landed at LaGuardia. It was warm in New York, once my favorite city on earth, I looked for my friend Ava, as usual, she…
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Mar 6, 2017, 9:11 AM
Location, Heathrow Airport On the way to the airport, super high from the last blast of drugs I did at Sir Arthur’s I realized I'm a sad person, and I do things to purposely make my self more sad. I…
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Feb 28, 2017, 9:29 AM
Location: London I was going to look the dragon in the eye once more, a gram of China White, part fentanyl, making it a synthetic heroin, I took a large dose of MDMA on the bus ride home, and then…
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Feb 19, 2017, 11:29 PM
Location: London Eventually I sent a text and during the moment forgot how smart Molly is and how much she would read into what I would say, just as I would read into everything she said. What…
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Feb 16, 2017, 11:29 PM
​Location: London Both of us had giant smiles on, Molly said that her cheeks were starting to hurt gleefully. It’s the little things, that make life worth it, like in less than two minutes her cheeks…
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Feb 9, 2017, 3:33 PM
Location: London I kept doing drugs straight on the plane and into the flight; I must have taken 15 tramadol already by the time we were over the Congo. I sat next to a really rad guy named Mateo from…
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Feb 5, 2017, 11:29 AM
​Location: Mid-Air somewhere over the Congo The day started late after staying up too late making drug party packets for people and attempting to begin to pack. By 0930 I was running and up to my…
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Feb 2, 2017, 2:29 AM
Location: Cape Town I was short on Rand at this point and it was passed banking hours, so the text Molly had sent to me earlier that evening that I would have to meet our drug dealer for a pick up…
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Feb 1, 2017, 8:29 AM
That morning I woke and sent Molly a text at the ungodly hour of 0730, not really thinking about the hour in my mind, during my yoga even, it was weird, my pre-composed text read like this and was…
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Jan 31, 2017, 3:29 AM
Location, Cape Town I woke up far too early for a day meant to be my day off. It was Sunday, I ran, did yoga and had Desmond my house brother in the chair to fill the gaps in his sleeve at the…
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Jan 28, 2017, 9:29 AM
Location Cape Town The following day I returned to work, happy to be there, still functioning on my provigil, valium and redbull. I knocked out a pair of tattoos on a lady. I invited Molly to come in…
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Jan 22, 2017, 11:11 AM
​Location: Cape Town It was Friday, and the day would be full, I woke early and took another run, showered and made my way to change some money in town, and buy new headphones since I had lost my…
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Jan 20, 2017, 1:29 PM
Location: Cape Town We made the drive from Windhoek to the Kagalagadi park in less than 5 hours, half paved half dirt roads. we stopped at the Tropic of Capricorn for a photo op, then found some…
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Jan 17, 2017, 11:11 PM
Location Windhoek, Namibia It seemed like the whole trip through Namibia had just been paid off. The endless hours on the road, that handfulls of money falling our of our pockets like it was a…
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Jan 16, 2017, 6:03 AM
Location: Etosha National Park I was up at 7, washed the dust and sand off me in the shower and did about a half hour of yoga then went out and had a cigarette. We had planned on a late morning and…
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Jan 14, 2017, 11:11 PM
Location: Khorixas, Namibia I was up at 5 in Port Nolloth and was rearing to get on the fucking road. 6am and we were. We were told we couldn’t cross at the nearest boarder station as it was reserved…
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Jan 9, 2017, 1:11 PM
Location: Port Nolloth, South Africa I woke that morning with that familiar pounding, it had been a while since I had a proper hangover. One shouldn’t drink vodka and red wine together. Somehow the…
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Jan 7, 2017, 11:09 PM
Location: Cape Town, South Africa I got the post card view of Cape Town on our decent into the city. I was happy to be back in Africa, but also sad I had so much left to do in India. But then again,…
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Dec 31, 2016, 11:11 PM
0630 the morning following our insane 24 hour day of exhausting travel and learning at Hampi and Max was already waiting outside, it was cold crisp morning air, that was made magic by a gorgeous…
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Dec 29, 2016, 8:03 AM
My driver Christna and Kumar the guide raced me from each site in Hampi, the site continually seeming bigger and bigger as we moved through the valley and under archways leading into and out of the…
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Dec 29, 2016, 2:29 AM
At midnight Max picked me up, I laid out in the back seat took two xanax and I was out, I woke at 3 to see stars unlike anywhere I've seen on this earth. I could reach up and grab them, fuck I could…
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Dec 28, 2016, 11:44 PM
I had struck the deal for a driver to rocket me to the Unesco World Heritage Site, Hampi. I left Mario the owner of the tour company and went ahead and made my way to the pharmacy in Benaulim, the…
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Dec 27, 2016, 12:11 PM
The Mumbai airport, was brand new and absolutely over the top luxurious, and once I got to the premiere lounge it felt like a sultans palace. Spa, huge spread of food, drinks, tea coffee, lounge…
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Dec 27, 2016, 4:29 AM
I think my head was in the completely wrong place, still on too many chemicals and too little sleep and didn’t really examine the guys doing the screening as I usually would do. I usually go for the…
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Dec 26, 2016, 9:29 AM
After my success with the airlines and a flight less than 24 hours off I got to work, writing like a mad man until I couldn’t fight the hunger anymore. On my way down I decided to get a quick massage…
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Dec 25, 2016, 8:43 AM
Midnight came and went, before I knew it it was 230 and I had to go pack the rest of my shit, completely fucking sideways, cocaine still dripping, shirtless after giving my Mid Pacific tattoo shirt to…
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Dec 23, 2016, 5:29 AM
We ended up spending Christmas even at a really posh place on the beach, two bottles of vodka, and it was fucking party time, it was gonna be balls to the wall. We started the second bottle of vodka…
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Dec 19, 2016, 11:11 AM
We woke early as usual and went to every temple we could find, Giant ancient Dagoba’s, ancient pillars standing from the ground, sacred pools and temples until my head started to spin. Finally after…
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Dec 18, 2016, 3:29 AM
We drove about 5 hours and Roshan woke me at our first destination. It was the Sigriya Rock Fortress, a enormous boulder rising from valleys below. The hike was all stairs and scoffolding and at about…
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Dec 16, 2016, 5:55 AM
It was the first International tattoo convention in the country of Sri Lanka before the doors opened, all the tattooers were all handed golden crowns like my Apollo’s laurel leaves and all of a sudden…
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Dec 16, 2016, 2:29 AM
I listened for a while and nodded in boredom, until finally she was undressing and I was fucking a princess, no less a Muslim princess. A first time for both. She seemed embarrassed afterward and hit…
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Dec 15, 2016, 10:11 PM
As far as days traveling go, today was one of the ones youll never forget. I got fucked in more ways than one, I was basically robbed at knife point and in the end fucked a girl that was so far out of…
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Dec 15, 2016, 11:29 AM
I cooked in the sun for a bit before being approached by this guy who called himself Chris. He offered me the usual, hash, marijuana, then cocaine. Having had a few beers and against my better…
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Dec 14, 2016, 1:11 AM
It was about 630 when we arrived at the gate to Yala National Park. We traded drivers from a van to a modified land rover, paid the park fee, I covered Asela and his other two friends. Suddenly I was…
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Dec 13, 2016, 11:11 PM
​I hopped in a friend of Namirs tuk tuk and off we went to explore the Galle fort. It was an old Dutch fort and had the remnants of times long past, the buildings inside were quite dilapidated and the…
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Dec 11, 2016, 2:29 AM
​I checked out early from my hotel In Mount Levinia and met up with Namir and Minilda at the bus station after some complications with language and my tuk tuk driver. I arrived, it was about 1 in the…
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Dec 10, 2016, 3:03 AM
I jumped off the Singapore air flight and raced through customs in the tiny Colombo airport, bought a SIM card, changed a few bucks and met my driver outside and we were off. I was immediately…
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Dec 9, 2016, 5:55 AM
At the start of the night we were only about 4 deep, all my boys from Singapore came round and some I hadn’t met yet, soon enough we were about 8 people crawling from bar to pub and back. I was…
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Dec 7, 2016, 1:11 AM
My final day in Shanghai was a bit of a waste. I spent most of the day chasing Chinese opera tickets and didn’t prevail. After spending so much energy I just called it a night and spent my Saturday in…
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Dec 3, 2016, 3:47 AM
After I parted ways with the ladies I went to the Propaganda Poster Art Center and looked at poster art from the 1930’s-1990’s. the place was full of Mao artwork, anti American and Russian art, and…
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Nov 29, 2016, 9:29 PM
I touched down in Shanghai around 1400. The airport had worn me out lugging bags around not to mention that Hong Kong night and epic fucking hangover. I arrived at my hotel, the Astor House Hotel, an…
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Nov 28, 2016, 4:22 AM
For my final day in Hong Kong I slept in, made way to the barber in the Central district got a haircut, ate a small lunch and just went back to my room to take a nap. I woke around 3, with that funny…
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Nov 27, 2016, 11:11 PM
I rose early with a pretty epic hangover, drank a redbull and showered. I put myself together just enough to get my ass going. I grabbed the star ferry across Victoria Harbor and found myself in a que…
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Nov 27, 2016, 11:44 AM
The traffic was so bad it took a couple of hours for me to make it to my hotel on the mainland side of Hong Kong. The rain was pissing down but the air was rich with the smell of sandalwood smoke,…
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Nov 26, 2016, 10:11 PM
Leaving a day early turned to a day and a half late in Russia, I thought it was strange that I didn’t use more of the time to talk with family and friends on my Russian SIM card. I guess at that point…
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Nov 23, 2016, 9:29 PM
We arrived in Nakhodka Bay in Russia where all the ships stop to refuel, there must have been two dozen waiting for the cheap quality fuel. But no one can deboard the ships. The immigration officers…
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Nov 20, 2016, 1:24 AM
Currently I am awaiting room inspection before we enter Russian waters, which will happen sometime in the night. We are expected to land in port sometime around 8 in the morning, at which time I…
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Nov 14, 2016, 1:29 AM
16 days on the Almaviva, nothing but ocean for what seems like years. The clocks go back one hour each day. We slipped through Alaska without me even knowing. Currently we now approach the straight…
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Nov 4, 2016, 11:53 AM
Its doesn’t matter how many red bulls you drink or valium you take, or xanax you blast you still cant stay sleeping when you are kicking. They call it that because you literally have restless leg…
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Nov 3, 2016, 11:11 AM
3 days more than was planned in Vancouver and a zillion dollars spent on bloody cell phone data, we are off and as the islands of the Puget Sound whiz by, I’m nervous about the seas, they're gonna be…