The Five Questions

In the documentary, A Map for Saturday, a segment is devoted to “the Five Questions”. These are questions that are most commonly asked of long-term travelers. Over the past few months, I’ve had to answer a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. Some of these questions are similar to “the big five”, and then there are Read More …

Questions & Comments Welcome

I’d like to take this opportunity to formally invite my blog readers to submit questions, tips, and comments. While I’m on the road during these next six months, I’m liable to become quite lonely. I would appreciate feedback in any form to keep me occupied. You can post a question or comment any damn way you like. There’s a contact Read More …

Fear & Dry Heaving in Las Vegas

The countdown to my retirement now sits at 7 days plus 7 hours. And merely four days later, I bid adieu to this house – this house that has been my shelter, my security, my refuge, my comfort, my familiarity. I’ll officially be both jobless and homeless. And not because I was forced out. But because I made a conscious Read More …

Home Sweet Home

When I finish my tour of North America at the end of this year, not only will I have to find a new job, but I’ll have to find a new home, as well. Although I believe finding a home will be relatively easier than finding a new job, the hunt will not be without obstacles. The Chicken and the Read More …

Deathgasm & the Battle Jacket

One of the regrets I have about going on the North American Tour was that it meant suspending my haunt work. After all, there’s not enough room in the van for my tools and supplies, and no work space to continue building corpses or other props. But after watching the movie “Deathgasm“, I was inspired to finally get around to Read More …

The Romanticism of the Road

No one can say with absolute certainty what the future holds in store for us. We can use our knowledge and experience to predict the future, but there is always a degree of uncertainty. Only time will tell if I have made the right decisions in quitting my job, selling my home, and getting rid of most of my stuff. Most Read More …

Voluntary Uncertainty and Growing Anxiety

As of today, only 28 days remain before I am officially retired. Three days later, I depart for my adventure across the continent. No longer can I think of this life-changing event as months away. Now I must think in terms of weeks and days. Not surprisingly (and predictably), the consequences of what I’m about to embark on weigh more Read More …