Radio Silence

You noticed, huh? It got a little quiet up in this web site. I got quiet. Honestly, I had neither the time or capacity to write. Honestly, I am extremely flattered that you noticed. Seriously, flattered.  Soon I will post about my experience and take a deeper dive into what I learned. I got off…

Status and Information

I thought it time for a review of the realities of my living situation, my unemployed and homeless self, and of life on the road thus far. These observations are mine and mine alone, and only based on my experiences. I continue to learn, to adjust, and to fully accept and engage with the pilgrimage…

What I’ve Learned from a Minimum Wage Job

I have earned a Master degree of Public Administration and a Bachelor degree in Social Work with a Psychology minor. I am trained in all sorts of things related to alcohol, tobacco cessation, wellness and life coaching, diversity, difficult people, strategic planning, organizational management, blah blah blah. I have about twenty years of higher education…

Paying Your Way

I just watched the van-camping couple next door leave. They came in last night, after dark, and are now gone. To them, probably early, but it is 10:00 in the morning and I have lived half a life already. They have stayed here before, in the same spot. They know the drill. These last two…

One Month

Wow, did that go by fast! That Aerosmith song comes to mind, “… a month on the road and I’ll be eatin’ from your hand”. It does not feel like a month, but then again, I do not know what that would feel like. The biggest challenge so far as been this unstructured time. No…

Four Miles and an Art Walk

 I did it. I just biked what I think is the longest four miles of my life. OK, so maybe not my life. Perhaps the longest four miles that I can remember. Ok, well maybe not that, either. Definitely the longest four miles of THIS trip! Yeah, that’s it, the longest four miles of this…

Camp Etiquette Rant

WARNING: If you are easily offended, just skip this one. Thanks. I have been a camper for years. I have already talked about the different ways we camp and some of the different people who camp. Today I am upset because somebody stole the wipes I left in the outhouse. The fucking out house!! Whose…

Tempest

The tempest it rages deep in my soul, Tossing, turning, burning, on a bed of hot coal. It screams, it cries, longing to escape, No longer sleeping, this mighty force is wide awake. It is the itch that can find no relief,  It is the unsettled feelings of longing and disbelief. It’s the eyes that…

Doesn’t Fucking Matter

In the end, it does not matter.   I know a lot of different kinds of people. I know folks with money, and without. I know folks who are uptight and snobby, and I know folks who are down to earth and overly giving. I know earth muffins, mother-Goddesses and crunchy granolas. I know avid outdoorsman…

Pilgrimage

I started a new book today. It is about a journey. Not just travel, not just a trip, but turning it into something with and of purpose. Something that we have been called to do, that we hope to learn from, that will challenge us and at the same time cause us to grow in…