My friend Jae rolled into town from New York the week before last and we prepared to head off on a Christmas road trip around the West — me soaking up locales for future Western tales, Jae taking photographs.

First, Jae fortified himself with “all you can eat” sushi at my local sushi restaurant.  Jae can eat a lot of sushi.  The staff smiled bravely no matter how much he ordered, in the spirit of the season.

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