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 …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Ultimate Road Trip Checklist

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of theĀ Road Trip Survival GuideĀ for more valuable information. Did You Leave the Stove On? Nothing feels worse than walking out the door for a long journey, believing that you’re forgetting something. Except, perhaps, being several hours on the road and realizing that you did forget something. With practice, Read More …

Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Material Wealth

I’ll preface this entry by confessing that I’m in a bit of a foul mood. I don’t know if it’s seasonal depression, the usual funk I get into when I contemplate my life and my future, or something that happened on New Year’s Eve. In all likelihood, it’s a delightful cocktail of all three. What sucks is that it’s too Read More …