So I’ve read and re-read the comments on my post about charging money for blogging, and through them I’ve realized two things- -I could maybe make enough to pay my phone bill -but I would lose all of my readers. I have to admit to myself that, in the grand scheme of things, my blog … Continue reading This blog is free, forever and always, because no-one would read it otherwise, and that’s just the way it is.
A reader writes: How much does it cost to travel the way you do?
That depends.That depends on what you’re willing to eat. I have a gluten allergy and being obsessed with nutrition is sort of my second secret calling in life, so I work really hard to eat super hippy food even when I’m sleeping in a vacant lot or getting rained on on a freight train. That … Continue reading A reader writes: How much does it cost to travel the way you do?
A Reader Writes
Friends-I had the pleasure, yesterday, of finding in my inbox a letter- a letter which contained some of the universe's most timeless questions, sent by a nice young singer-songwriter from Texas. I decided to answer the questions here, because I felt like everyone, including myself, could benefit from the hashing-out of them. Also, after you … Continue reading A Reader Writes
the INVISIBLE drum machine and the Selectric Piano
My friend Mark Dixon is a genius. For every genius you have heard about, there are a dozen geniuses hidden away in a quiet North Carolina town somewhere, and Mark Dixon is one of those.Mark Dixon built a drum machine. For years, Mark Dixon built a drum machine. Months, decades, centuries passed, and the drum … Continue reading the INVISIBLE drum machine and the Selectric Piano
Adventures in the Piedmont- Making Acorn Flour
So Sam and I wanted to make Acorn flour, because doing things like that makes us feel tough. It turns out, making acorn flour is hard. That’s proly why most people don’t do it. Heck, people don’t even eat the walnuts on their walnut trees, and you don’t even have to boil those in twenty-five … Continue reading Adventures in the Piedmont- Making Acorn Flour
I skinned a squirrel, and I liked it
Speaking of fish, let’s talk about squirrels for a minute.-----warning-----this story is pretty gross---------------------------------I found the squirrel a block away from the house. Lying in the sun, dead.“A squirrel!” I said, leaning over my bike to look at it. “Maybe even fresh!” The squirrel looked recent, almost lively. Kimber pulled her bike around to look … Continue reading I skinned a squirrel, and I liked it
Pumpkin Pie Is Gluten Free If You Take The Crust Off
I gathered a bunch of acorns from a tree, two blocks away, dropping acorns all over the place, in the dirt, in the mud when it rained. The only tree I found, with acorns like in my imagination, acorns all over the place, leaves changing against a shocking blue sky. Carolina blue. The marching band … Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Is Gluten Free If You Take The Crust Off
Yesterday was hot. Nearly ninety degrees. After sunset the air cooled a little, and we rallied at a patch of grass to play Fugitive.I had never played Fugitive before. I was, however, excited. A few friends came wearing running shoes and short-shorts, for sprinting. Others had layers for disguising- an extra hat or a different … Continue reading Fugitive
Bike Trip, Questions That Have No Answers
Yesterday Sam and I biked 50 miles to another town where some friends live. The weather, incredibly, has been 80 degrees and sunny everyday, and tomorrow it's going to be 85. The ride was hot but I enjoyed the rolling NC countryside in these parts, a sort of windows desktop stocked with ponies, edged in … Continue reading Bike Trip, Questions That Have No Answers
Western Medicine: 0 Plantain: 1 million
It Healed! My spider bite is better! I only did four poultices, even. After the very first one, the bite cooled down a bit and stopped spreading, and now it's just a faint red circle. Hoooray!Now I just have to deal with my Giardia-type stomach bug, whatever it is. I should have the test results … Continue reading Western Medicine: 0 Plantain: 1 million