The Peripatetic Traveler


…that I didn’t know – and didn’t *know* that I didn’t know until recently! Now I know that I didn’t know those things, and I know the things themselves, too! First thing: It’s usually a good idea to pay attention when something comes from the Motor Vehicle Department. I’m enrolled in a “Confident Rider Course” that will be given tomorrow morning, so this afternoon I printed out all the forms I have… Read More

Y’know what happens when you start several projects, and then end up stalled on all of them? You wait. And wait. And wait some more. And then, all of a sudden, the logjams break loose. ON ALL OF THEM. ALL AT THE SAME TIME. Somewhere I heard a saying once: “Time is Nature’s way of keeping everything from happening all at once.” Well, IT ISN’T WORKING!!!! Project One: My Jeep. More than… Read More

Blog entry 10/8 for Tuesday, Sep 23. The Battery Point Lighthouse isn’t where MapQuest says it is. However, there *is* a neat little museum there, and Ali and I deduced (after leaving the museum with directions to the lighthouse itself) that the lighthouse’s mailing address (which is what MapQuest apparently uses) is that of the museum. Both are run by the Del Norte County Historical Society. It wasn’t far from the museum to… Read More

I don’t believe it’s possible for the mind to live in the present for very long at any one time. Yesterday I wrote about a mind-trip I took into the past while working out on my elliptical machine; today I’m thinking about all the things I have to do between now and (very early) Friday morning, when I leave for a five-week trip. Since by definition they haven’t been done yet, and… Read More

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