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7,700 Words So Far/Thank You for Reading

Hit the 7,700 word mark on the rough draft on my book about the deserts west of the Rocky Mountains.  I am aiming for a total of 60,000 words but it could go beyond that.  Look for a publisher?  Publish it myself?  That is to be decided later, but not too much later.  To recap:  … Continue reading

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Cheating Death at Cape Foulweather–further adventures on the road

Cape Foulweather is the most appropriately named place I have ever been to.  We were barely out of the car when the wind rushed up to kill us, attempting to throw us to the wet asphalt and then over a low railing to the rocks below.  It was such a mad scene neither of us … Continue reading

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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

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Route 66 and Other Lost Highways

Part of the upcoming trip includes 450 miles on old Route 66.  Like many people into traveling the United States, I am fascinated with Route 66.  Steinbeck called it “The Mother Road,” and it was used by everyone from people escaping the Dust Bowl to members of a little known rock band called The Eagles.  … Continue reading