2019 edgy on the road

September 6, 2019

When I was about 11 or 12, someone gave me a complete set of Anne of Green Gables novels.  The covers were each decorated with a romantic portrait of the novel's protagonist and beautiful script letters.  I read the first novel immediately.  I learned about and loved A...

August 24, 2019

Well, I only intended to take a short break from the blog, but it ended up being two months.  Sorry about that.

When I left you, I was leaving Michigan for Ohio and all points southeast.  That's what I did, too.  I passed through Ohio and into Kentucky and then Arkansas...

June 28, 2019

Since I last wrote, I've been in the following states:  Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.  These states have all been lovely and interesting in their own ways...but, I haven't been as invested in seeing them as I have other places.  It's not the states.  It's me....

June 21, 2019

Whew!  I've been busy, guys.

When I left Colorado, I made my way to Kansas City.  I enjoyed some barbecue and a little shopping.  From KC, I took myself to St. Louis.  I know I've mentioned it before, but one of my very favorite movies is Meet Me in St. Louis.  Because...

June 2, 2019

I’ve been really off my game lately.  Even before my dad came to visit me, I was feeling sort of out of it.  I think some of it is exhaustion. It’s weird a little tiring to sleep in a different bed all the time.  Also, I never light anywhere longer than about three or...

May 17, 2019

When I first told my Dad that I wanted to this road trip thing, he was more encouraging than I'd ever thought he'd be.  He also told me he wanted to come with me for part of the journey.  When I settled on the van, that seemed pretty laughable because there is NOT room...

May 10, 2019

Way back more than a year ago when I was dreaming of doing this trip, I heard about a National Monument called Craters of the Moon.  What I pictured was silty sand blowing in a gentle breeze across the plains of Idaho.  I added it to my list and planned to definitely g...

April 27, 2019

I was a teenager in the 1990s and I loved grunge music.  I loved Pearl Jam. I came around on Nirvana (everybody loved them and that made them too...popular for me to admit to liking them).  I went to see the Cameron Crowe gem Singles in the movie theatre at the ma...

April 16, 2019

I spent most of last week in Portland, Oregon.  It's a city I've been looking forward to seeing...and yet, I found myself hiding out in both my Airbnb rental and my hotel room.  I lost all of my initiative.  I was re-watching Murder, She Wrote and I found mys...