Addressing the Shutdown and Other Current Events

I’m reluctant to wade into politics and current affairs on this blog, but both of my primary topics this evening are somewhat related to its themes, so here we go… I Made It!! A year ago, early in 2018, I had – for lack of a better word – a premonition. It was as though I was holding a book Read More …

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 …

My Old Life – Part 2 – What I Won’t Miss

For all the comfort, security, and familiarity that I am leaving behind, it’s important for me to remember that my old life comes with no guarantees. If I change my mind and decide not to sell my home this summer, it doesn’t mean I won’t lose it in a fire this autumn.  If I chose not to retire, any number of things could Read More …