The UnAnimated

I sure haven’t written very much lately, have I? I’ve been putting most of my current thoughts and ideas into the book I’ve been writing instead of this blog. Even though I finished the first draft about a month ago and haven’t yet begun the process of re-writing, I’ve been memorializing things in my re-write notes. The fourth section of Read More …

Taking Political Correctness Too Far

I hate to admit it, but the folks on the right are… well, right – when they accuse the left of being neurotically, overly-sensitive. Let Dogs Be Dogs I got on this topic at the dog park of all places. Every time I take Remy there, I love to play with the other dogs, and I especially love the affectionate Read More …

Hometown Tourism, Part 2

The winter phase of my ongoing hometown tourism was supposed to include the following: Dead & Breakfast, Manitowoc Botanical Gardens Festival of Lights, Green Bay Pabst Mansion, Milwaukee Admirals vs Timberwolves Hockey, Milwaukee Badgers vs Spartans Hockey, Madison Gamblers vs Team USA Hockey, Green Bay National Railroad Museum, Green Bay Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc Out of that 8 item list, 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 …

Dreaming of Paradise

I had the most amazing dream last night. Remy and I were living in a cave in the desert. It was dark and kept us cool during the day, and a fire would keep us warm at night. There was a long and winding path from the cave entrance to our den, so wind wasn’t really an issue. Deeper into 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 …

Implications of the Forgotten States Road Trip On My Future

Road trips provide excellent opportunities for reflection, introspection, and self-discovery. For me, TransWorld and the Forgotten States Road Trip were no exception to this rule. The trip gave me plenty to think about in terms of my future plans – where and how I’ll live, and how I’ll earn a living. Unfortunately, I’m left feeling like I’m back at square Read More …

Forgotten States Road Trip: Part II – TransWorld 2018

I planned the Forgotten States Road Trip around TransWorld, since being in St. Louis already saved me about a thousand miles had I done these two trips separately. Although the convention itself was pretty damn good this year, I did not particularly enjoy my visit – for a number of different reasons. But through adversity, I can say that I 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 …

Road Trip Survival Guide – Furry Travel Companions

This entry is a part of a series. Check out the rest of the Road Trip Survival Guide for more valuable information. Crust Pups You can’t find a better travel companion than a dog. I know not every dog is built for road trips. Every breed and every dog is a little different. But I could not have done better than with Read More …