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  • LA to Chicago: Day 2

    LA to Chicago: Day 2

    Chandler, AZ to Albequerque, NM I realized that my previous Day 1 post was a little on the bland side. I’m exhausted. Jumping on the laptop to tap out a post after driving all day isn’t the first thing I want to do, but I’d really like to post this stuff in real time and…

  • LA to Chicago: Day 1

    LA to Chicago: Day 1

    This is a chronicle of the journey my 16-year old son and I are taking from LA to Chicago. We’ve just moved to the West Suburbs and the last step is to drive our car there.

  • Moving


    In less than two weeks, if all goes according to plan, our youngest and I will be on the road, waving goodbye to California. Yipe!

  • Put It Down

    Put It Down

    Two monks were walking in the woods when they encountered an old woman standing by a wide stream. As they approached her, she pointed with her cane and demanded they carry her across.

  • Enough


    Do you have enough food? Do you have enough of a home? Do you have enough transportation?

  • How Long, Tempted?

    How Long, Tempted?

    I was today years old when I learned something new about two of my most favorite songs ever.

  • Shutting Down the Main Reactor…

    Shutting Down the Main Reactor…

    As we prepare for our Big Move, I keep having these “doh!” moments where I suddenly remember something important that needs to happen.

  • Coffeezilla


    I was prompted to make some coffee on the stove. Mmmmm, coffee.

  • Things You Can’t Throw Away

    Things You Can’t Throw Away

    It’s amazing how much debris gets collected over ten years. From crumpled receipts that probably should have been filed to empty Scotch tape dispensers, there’s just a lot of trash to sift through.

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