I spent most of my twenties riding freight trains and hitchhiking across the continent, alone and with friends, sleeping in stands of trees, eating cans of beans, watching the light move in the leaves and thinking about the nature of space/time. Recently I published a novella-length memoir that draws from those years, called Ten Thousand … Continue reading Ten Thousand Miles by Freight Train, the little kindle book!
Hello dear readers- sorry it's been forever since I posted. I've been working a heck of alot, building a thick nest of dollars to insulate me from the rough world, lake swimming, making huevos rancheros on my new two-burner campstove, tossing zucchini ends to the squirrels. The sky is clouded with smoke from forest-fires, the … Continue reading The Polaroid Kidd- these photos melt my heart
I'm leaving North Carolina tomorrow, TOMORROW, via hitch-hiking to Tennessee. Once I'm good and in Tennessee, there's a freight train, apparently, that will take me all the way to LA. I just have to go to this train yard my friend told me about and hide my pack in the bushes and talk to the … Continue reading Here I go again
In five short days I leave the North Carolina piedmont which has warmed me, fed me and cuddled with me these last three weeks, to begin the long journey back to the west coast, via my old friend Freight Train- the only way to fly. I plan on traveling via Texas, NM and AZ, my … Continue reading The well of adventure springs eternal!
Sometimes you feel like your pants-cuffs are full of rocks. And then you check your pants-cuffs, and they are full of rocks. And you shake the rocks out, and then you feel better.And you spend a whole day and night under an oak tree next to the train yard, sleeping and reading and lying back, … Continue reading Ohio
The characters-Carrot Quinn, under the axleThe TrainSarah Moniously and Wishbone GeorgesI took a train trip this week. It's a blur- hot heat, dried mangoes and diesel exhaust. Lots of wind and an elderly terrier. I went with my young train-riding apprentice and co-cook, Sarah Moniously. We took along a friend's dog, Wishbone Georges, aka Wibshone, … Continue reading Wishbone Georges Rides The Train To Dunsmuir