Month: April 2019

Homeless

“You realize you are technically homeless by choice”, the text message comes in from a good friend. She is facing the end of a job and housing contract. She, too, is facing being unemployed and homeless. “Yup”, I text back. I am homeless by…

I Live Outside

Wait, what? Me? Living outside? What the actual fuck?? Really?? Outside?? Like not in a house or a building? Right now, that and that alone is blowing my mind. I live outside. Holy fucking hell. I LIVE OUTSIDE!!  Like our ancestors, like a cave…

Sick

Yup, it happened. My Mom blames it on me being so cold in the rainforest. I am not sure how it happened, but I felt it coming and, like a tsunami, it hit me yesterday late afternoon and by evening I was a hot…

Home Part 2

This concept of “home” just got a little more interesting. Perhaps the word dynamic is better. Yeah, dynamic! Considering camp is now my home, I am much more interested in what other people are doing. How are they camping, what equipment or gear can…

EveryBody

We all have one. A body, that is. I mean, we would not be US without it. Our body is our package, something to hold all this blood and guts and bones. A container, if you will. Each part of it has a function,…

Camping for All

I want to take these moments to talk about the various ways we camp. At least that I am aware of in the United States. What I have seen, heard, talked about, learned from others. Anyone thinking about an extended road trip, or who…

Bumble

That’s what I am doing. Stumbling and bumbling along. I nearly lit my face on fire the other morning, my feet are freezing, I cannot find my other socks, I keep forgetting to wash my face, my nose is always cold, and my hair…