I got home from Florida this evening. I didn’t have that great of a time, at least not like I had hoped. I didn’t make any reservations for a hostel in Miami, so when I got there I had to drive around and look for hostels. There was no public parking in South Beach and it stressed me out. … [Read More...]
So, I set up a “GoFundMe” campaign to help fund my travels. I don’t know much about GoFundMe.com or campaigns in general, but I hope it works. I set the goal to $7500. That should be enough for a long Indian adventure. I don’t like asking people for money, and I almost feel ashamed for doing this. But I … [Read More...]
This is the post where I write about the good times I’ve had. How does the song go? …”Always look on the bright side of life”? Yeah, I haven’t had the easiest life. Things never worked out quite like I had hoped and there have been MANY challenges (read my memoir). I know I’m not alone. And I know … [Read More...]
I have lived in Northern Wisconsin, St. Louis Missouri and Tucson Arizona. Here is what I love about being a native of Southern Illinois.
1. A Relatively Short Drive to St. Louis Missouri
I spend a lot of time in St. Louis. After all it is the chess capital of the World. St. Louis is about 80 miles … [Read More...]
Often, your gut instinct and initial reaction hold more wisdom/insight than the intellect. In my last post I stated that I was going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) again. Well, I tried. And again, I failed. My buddy and I just made the same mistakes this 2nd attempt that we made the 1st attempt. I had a … [Read More...]
I am going on a digital detox. No computers, only my cell phone. I will be gone for a LONG time, surrounded only by nature. I’m making a second attempt on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). I will be meeting my hiking buddy in Tucson Arizona at the end of this week (early March 2016). My buddy and I … [Read More...]
My quest for happiness has brought me back to Tucson. I have been a little stressed out the past few days, but I finally found a room-mate two days ago so my nerves are settling now. I’m at the library writing this as we don’t have internet at the apartment.
On Monday morning, August 3rd, I returned from Rathayatra … [Read More...]
I have 60 minutes until my next blog post is due. So, here I am one hour before Monday. I had noted in a previous post that I was going to start uploading new posts EVERY WEEK. I have a long history of being all talk and no follow-through, wish-washy, lazy and unambitious. But I am working on changing … [Read More...]
Lately, I have been feeling a bit lost. I’m not sure what my next move should be. I want to continue traveling, but I need to rest for a while back home in Illinois. I went back to my father’s house after hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in California. I trekked through 60 miles of rugged terrain in the … [Read More...]