Reflections of a Rubber Tramp, One Month Into a New Job (and One Week Into a New Home)

Yesterday, I drove to work along my new route from my new home, and I passed by a Motel 6. I suddenly became nostalgic for the days when a stay at a Motel 6 was a luxury. What, with their flat beds, hot water, and ice machines – they were an oasis during my rubber tramping days. Honestly, it doesn’t Read More …

Green Bay and the Wild West

Seeing as how I’ve decided to remain in Green Bay for the foreseeable future, I think it’s time I settle back into my home. No One Strolls Anymore There’s a scene in Penny Dreadful where Dr. Seward hypnotizes Renfield and they stroll through a Chinatown dreamscape to find Dracula. The scene has stuck in my head – for whatever reason 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 …

Finishing the Last Big Step – Home Sold

This morning, I accepted an offer to purchase my home, signaling completion of the final obstacle (apart from closing) I had to overcome before I reach Independence Day. My home is sold! Owning Real Estate is a Pain in the Ass Four years ago, I had a very different outlook than I do today. I believed in the American Dream. Read More …

My Old Life – Part 1 – What I Will Miss

As I write this, I’m neck-deep in the water. I’m trying to get the¬†affairs of my old life in order before I leave and hammer out the details of my retirement and transition out of practicing law. The process is mammoth in scale and overwhelming. There is so much work to do, not very much time to do it, and Read More …