The Stars at Night

I’ve just returned from yet another trip to my favorite campsite in Nicolet National Forest. It was likely my final visit to the campsite as I prepare to move far away from Wisconsin. Part of me will miss hiking around in that forest and swimming in Butternut Lake. But part of me will not miss it. Final Visit? Even if Read More …

Hard Truths and a Reality Check About My Nomadic Identity

This past weekend, I was so excited. I hadn’t been to my campsite up at Nicolet National Forest since December. And it was two months before that when there wasn’t snow on the ground. I’ve been waiting seven months to do some camping! I monitored snow coverage maps for weeks, waiting impatiently for the snow to melt. Then I waited Read More …

The Tennessee Trip

It has been a pretty wild weekend. Bones and Morgan invited me over to their place Friday night to hang out and get “not sober”. At some point, Bones and Morgan talked about wanting to go on a road trip, to somewhere warmer, and then settled on visiting Bones’ dad in Tennessee. At first, it just seemed to be wishful Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part I – Lower 48 States

It is official. I have now been to every contiguous state in the United States (the lower 48 states). I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this post. I have a lot to get to, and I want to dive in straightaway. It is ironic that this post will be so long since the trip was uneventful and unremarkable. Read More …

The “Forgotten States” Road Trip

Despite my trepidation, I have more or less resolved to move out west in 2018. I’m even in the process of discussing ways for me to get out of my lease early with the landlord. It will not be easy leaving my friends behind. But if I remain here, I will only remain bitter. Better off getting a fresh start Read More …

Two and a Half Months In

I wager this is a long overdue status update. I can’t believe I’ve avoided writing anything here for six weeks. Part of the explanation is an utter want for something worthwhile to say. But the days bleed from one to the next. Most days, I’ve no idea what day of the week it is. Not that it would matter. I Read More …

Distractions

I’ve managed to maintain a good mood now for about a week and a half. I got a boost from my most recent trip to Nicolet National Forest, and have been supplementing that boost with various distractions. The Forest Effect Last week Wednesday, Remy and I made a third trip up to Nicolet in two months. The night before, I Read More …

Coping with Competing Passions

I’m pleased to report that my head is in a slightly better place this week than it was last week. Last week, I was severely depressed¬†– nearly suicidal, even – mostly because I was back in Green Bay and was unable to see a clear path back to the happiness I experienced on the road. This week, I’m still depressed, Read More …

Twelve Month Incarceration

It has been a week since I began my Green Bay apartment lease and my twelve month incarceration. I have not had much time to dwell on my new situation. I have been busy this week moving and unpacking. You Call This Minimalism?! After all of the stuff I got rid of in the past year and a half, it Read More …

Final Night of Freedom

I’m sitting at a rest area between Green Bay and Manitowoc. It’s my last night (for now) being homeless. I rented an apartment in Green Bay, and I move in tomorrow evening. Yet More Haunt Drama It has been a tumultuous week since I wrote my previous entry. A major incident occurred on Saturday. I won’t go into detail about, Read More …