Baby, You Can Drive My Car

  Probably you’ve heard as many stories as I have about people hitchhiking across the country, or backpacking through Europe, when they were “young.” I didn’t do that. It isn’t that the idea wasn’t enchanting to me, it was. But...

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Seeking Empty Places

Years ago, I walked into a newly constructed art studio and had a religious experience. The daylight through the windows was making shine shapes on the grey-painted wood floor; the ceiling so far above my reach I’d be afraid to...

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Graveyards for Monarchs

This op-ed ran in the Des Moines Register on 5/24/13. Since then, monarch numbers have declined further. Please consider planting milkweed, or contributing toward it being planted by someone else if you are unable. Below, a link to a good site...

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Revelations from the Road, Part Three

It seems time to make another list. For the earlier versions go here and here. Some people have had questions about the logistics and financial aspects of my current lifestyle. I will try to answer some of them, and give...

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Abby Life

Last night, again, I was asked “Where are you going next?” This time it was Jim, a sailor I had just met who was treating me and his girlfriend to Thai food in downtown St. Petersburg. Just last week another...

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Goodbye, Old Paint

Just over a year ago, I moved out of my residence in Lincoln and out into the world. I’ve been a lot of places since then. Primarily, I’ve traveled (and carried my things) in my vehicle, which was at times...

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Revelations From the Road, Continued

When clearing out a space (condo, office at work, farmhouse) the final objects left to deal with are odd ones, things that aren’t clearly keepers, but somehow not garbage, and not valuable to others. Often they are things tied to...

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Sitting on the Curb

Three months ago I rented out my place and began cobbling together an interim lifestyle while awaiting the second-stage rocket explosion of The Leap, an event I imagined would involve leaving my clock-in-clock-out position at the Miracle Factory. In the...

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California

A week ago I was returning from Los Angeles (on a free plane ticket, thanks to points) and ever since I have been unable to find time to tell you about it. Tonight I have landed in a quiet place...

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