Summary of Day 1 – Off to a Rocky Start

Traveled approximately 500 miles from Green Bay to Sioux Falls via Wausau, Eau Claire, Minneapolis, and Mankato. Self Check-In Overall, I felt okay, except for an “oh shit” moment I had when I realized I was walking out of my home for the last time. But overall, the fact that I am now homeless and jobless did not loom over 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 …

Fear & Dry Heaving in Las Vegas

The countdown to my retirement now sits at 7 days plus 7 hours. And merely four days later, I bid adieu to this house – this house that has been my shelter, my security, my refuge, my comfort, my familiarity. I’ll officially be both jobless and homeless. And not because I was forced out. But because I made a conscious 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 …

Haunt Tour – Putting the “Gothic” in Gothic Nomad

While I am on the road during my North America Tour, I won’t be building any corpses or Necronomicons. I won’t have enough room to carry all of the necessary tools and supplies. Nor will I have time to work on any haunted houses or theatrical productions. In many ways, I will need to put my haunt career on hold while Read More …

Serendipity and Travelling Without a Plan

The North American Tour is a unique opportunity for me to visit much of the United States and Canada in one fell swoop. It’s much cheaper and more efficient to plan one big trip as opposed to individual trips, back and forth from home to each individual location. Accordingly, I’d like to make the most of this trip and strike as many Read More …

My Plan for Life After Retirement

In March 2016, I paid off the second of my three student loans. As I described in my earlier post, it was time for me to start figuring out a plan for what I would do after retiring from law. I knew with total conviction of what I did not want to do. I wanted nothing more to do with law, Read More …