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!
Travel stories and the occasional rantings of an evolving cynic who's simply in search of a little human authenticity. Tales include hitching across the Rockies with an eventual cop-killer, a weekend with a terminally-ill billionaire, meeting my siblings for the first time, trips to Mexico, and scores of random people from Mass.-Slab City-Chiapas who are often even more interesting...for better or worse!
"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"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"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."-Dylan
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
12/23/12: The 2012 Apocalypse in Palenque, Mexico
Spending the "End of the World" at a Rainbow Gathering in the jungle outside Palenque!
Thursday, December 20, 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.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
May-June '12: Mich-again
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.
Posted by Todd X at 8:42:00 PM
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)