Detox

A few things have happened over the past few days that have renewed my commitment to removing sources of toxicity and drama from my life. I don’t think there’s anything I’m about to say in this post that is new – neither in experiences or observations. All of this is old hat. I just think I may have finally reached Read More …

2019 Resolutions and Another Potential Dilemma

In my previous post, I observed that my friends seem to understand that I’m serious about becoming a leather, in spite of my frequent history of changing my mind. I may have called that shot a little early. I may have drawn that conclusion based on too small a sample size. Because I was hanging out with a few of Read More …

What You Leave Behind

For the past several weeks, a single theme has occupied my thoughts. How to survive on the road with nothing. Every time something in my home or work life annoys me, I think about how I won’t have to deal with that when I’m on the road. Every time I spend money, I think about how I won’t have to Read More …

A Social Media Experiment and Observations

For the past several years, I have resolved – with little success – to wean myself off of both social media and watching cable news. The resolution coincided with my 2016 resolution to travel more. It was part of a larger effort to spend less time in the virtual world and more time living in the real world. I also Read More …

The Hitchhiking Aliens Game

Last summer, during the North American Road Trip, I found a toy construction truck on the side of a road in Northern California. I carried it with me for a few weeks for fun. When I reached Moab, Utah, I decided to make a little scavenger hunt game out of it. I left it behind in Moab with a post Read More …