Creativity / desert / Exploring / Izaak Diggs / Motel 6 / Portland / Publishing / Travel / writing

Story from the trip

Prelude PART ONE It all begins as things in Portland often begin–with an indifferent rainfall making the streets reflective and the day colored with dampness.  Candy and I didn’t get away until a little past two. As we drove down Stark I calculated how much daylight we had remaining: Two hours–enough to get us to … Continue reading

Creativity / Denny's / inspiration / Izaak Diggs / McDonalds / Motel 6 / pop culture / Publishing / Ronald McDonald / Travel / Vagabond Journey / writing

Motel 6, Ronald McDonald, and the No Rules on the Road Club

I wrote another article yesterday.  It’s funny, I’m pretty sure it’s good, but I will probably not try to get it published on its own.  Part of me wants to sent it to the editor of Vagabond Journey (where I published the article on Amboy)–even just to share it–but part of me doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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The Big Trip: A Brief Summary

Twelve days, five states, six thousand miles.  That sentence describes our trip in the simplest of terms but there was nothing simple about all the things I saw, perceived, and experienced.  In the coming weeks I will be sorting out my notes and doing research; this is just a quick recap of our journey through … Continue reading