Monthly Archives: March 2012

Austin snapshots, Day 1 (March 14)

In a shocker, we were a bit late picking up our steadfast friend Chuck Stark, aka Blind Charlie, at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, but he took it in stride as he always does. We’d gotten too comfortable in Nashville, as we … Continue reading

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Road snapshot: Mamacita’s

We were rolling out of Espanola, N.M., roughly a half-hour north of Santa Fe, with Lester snuggling on my lap and Max riding shotgun. We hadn’t gone far when Max slumped his shoulders and unleashed an unholy cry of dismay: … Continue reading

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Catching up with Me-do

Five years later, I’m back on the road to Cosby. This time Becky, Max and Lester are along for the ride. We branch off Interstate 81 onto I-40 East. We exit the freeway at Newport, then follow Tennessee 32/U.S. 321 … Continue reading

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Traveling backward

This is hardly the first time I’ve set out across the country in a fit of wanderlust, searching in vain for whatever it is I’m still after on the road to nowhere in particular. The rambling narrative below takes place … Continue reading

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Overheard on the road

Now that this journal is live again, anything’s possible. As I’ve said ad nauseam, funny shit happens out in the world. All you have to do is pay attention once in a while. To wit: An hour ago I was … Continue reading

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On the Road, One More Time

After 140 days stuck in Pennsylvania with the wanderlust blues again, we’re on the road once more. More than two weeks have disappeared into the rapacious maw of eternity since I wrote the above sentence. We’ve traveled more than 2,500 … Continue reading

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