"The world does not reward honesty and independence, it rewards obedience and service. It’s a world of concentrated power, and those who have power are not going to reward people who question that power."-Chomsky

"The trouble with self-delusion, either in a person or a society, is that reality doesn't care what anybody believes, or what story they put out. Reality doesn't "spin." Reality does not have a self-image problem. Reality does not yield its workings to self-esteem management." -J.H. Kunstler

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."-Dylan

Friday, December 28, 2012

12/28/12: Christmas in San Cristobal, Mexico

Celebrating the birth of our "saviour" with beer, rum, cross-cultural joint rolling exchanges...and a decapitated cow head. Just like Jesus did! Beware of the market scenes! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

6/23-6/24/12: Knoxville-Nashville, TN

-My hungover hitch across eastern Tennessee. Featuring an insightful gas station encounter with Nora, an idealistic young vagabond hitchhiking to the nearby Rainbow Gathering.

Friday, August 10, 2012

6/20/12: Winchester to Knoxville- Steven & The Band

-Two fascinating, yet polar-opposite rides thru Virginia to Knoxville. Includes quick commentary on the police state, and some political sarcasm! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

May-June '12: Mich-again

Jennifer, Brian, Chad, & Diane

"Mich-Again": The Pilot Podcast!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

January & February '12: A Quick Mexico Recap

Eric & Amelie
I had another remarkable trip to Mexico in January & February. I returned to Cancun, Tulum, Isla Mujeres, and San Cristobal learning, or reinforcing, an important idea: You can’t go back again. Nothing ever compares to the first time, and it’s unfair to expect it to. Life blossoms in the new, and rots beneath the log of lazy familiarity and habit.


Fine. Let’s count ‘em together, fuckos.

1)      Trip Diary.com (’08)
2)      Running With the Wind (’08)
3)      Te Nosce (’09)
4)      TDB (’09-’11)
5)      The Wandering Weed (’11-‘12)
6)      Toddzilla X. (’12-?)

Yup. Six places I’ve parked this blog in just over 4-years. Not ideal for optimal repeat readership. I’m not bonding with you, my listen…er….readers…properly. No benchmarks to help build my “brand”? Media suicide! Social heresy!

 But, looking at the list with the benefit of reflection, it makes sense: Evolution. 

He not busy bein’ born is busy dyin’.” Thanks, Bob.

Since I haven’t written dick, at least here, in nearly 8-months, I should first update for future continuity and then explain a few pertinent things as I move forward. Some significant things have changed. Plus, I see some edits in my future. Let's see what happens...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

7/5/12: Two Days With Toddzilla

Consider this a pilot. Thinking of doing much more of this in place of just writing/pics.