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 …

The Romanticism of the Road

No one can say with absolute certainty what the future holds in store for us. We can use our knowledge and experience to predict the future, but there is always a degree of uncertainty. Only time will tell if I have made the right decisions in quitting my job, selling my home, and getting rid of most of my stuff. Most Read More …

Voluntary Uncertainty and Growing Anxiety

As of today, only 28 days remain before I am officially retired. Three days later, I depart for my adventure across the continent. No longer can I think of this life-changing event as months away. Now I must think in terms of weeks and days. Not surprisingly (and predictably), the consequences of what I’m about to embark on weigh more Read More …

Travel Hazards and Dangers

Watch any movie or television show someone is about to embark on a great travel adventure and you will find the same old tired cliché: a mother bawling her eyes out at the airport because her little baby is going to die or get abducted. And of course, Hollywood is all too happy to stoke those fears with movies like Taken and Read More …