"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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

X-Pod #013: Colorado & Wyoming 2008: Plans? HA!

In this retrospective, again flashing back to May '08, things lighten up as Todd spends Memorial Day weekend with a bizarre family in Glenwood Springs, Colorado then unexpectedly hitchhikes into Wyoming meeting some fascinating characters while learning the folly of plans (ha!) and embracing the art of improvisation.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dispatch #8 (2013): Rio Dulce #2-Waterfalls, Sailboats, & Debauchery

A few days more on Guatemala's Sweet River! Todd ventures off to El Estor: a hot spring waterfall, receives a bizarre "business proposition" from a local expat, meets a deported coyote, and reunites with an old travel buddy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

X-Pod #012: Dennis-Violent End To A Tragic Life

In this retrospective from '08 & '09, Todd tells the powerful & tragic story of Dennis. His long-term affect and influence would reverberate more than almost anyone else he's met on the road. Includes some related, highly personal insights into Todd's fractured family and what were his budding spirituality & views on our personal interpretation of whatever it is they call "God."

Saturday, November 15, 2014

X-Pod #011: The Cowardly Adventurer Stumbles Forth

In his second retrospective, Todd discusses fighting the battle against paralyzing fear & cowardice and finally hits the road! (Awkwardly) His first few days are spent figuring out the basics of life on the highway, while dodging tornadoes, stealth camping, and unexpectedly sleeping...at a halfway house. And, it's just the beginning. Hop on!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

X-Pod #010: Toddzilla The Carnie

"In his first of a series of travel retrospectives, Todd talks about his 2-weeks working as a carnie in 2008. Includes stories about drugs, a knife fight, being seen as "fresh fish" on a "gay" crew, neutering a carnival bully, an Easter Sunday "communing with the dead" Indian ritual, and insights into Todd's developing ideas on synchronicity and following "The Voice".  Read this again, then ask, "What else could you want?" Click. Now.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

X-Pod #009: The Great Transition-A Prologue

Two in a week! Rejoice! Todd talks about Britany Maynard, mirroring, the importance of sharing your struggle, then offers up some of his own in detailing his 4-year battle against fear before hitting the road.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dispatch # 6 (2013): Caesar's Tikal, Guatemala

A unique & entertaining tour of the Tikal ruins featuring impromptu pursuits of howler monkeys! Led by, and unintentionally starring, Caesar! Book him: littlecaesarstravels@yahoo.com

Monday, September 15, 2014

X-Pod #007: Tribal Warfare

  Todd talks Ferguson & ISIS while taking on social media, slithering fascism, unabashed willful ignorance & tribalism, and the obliviously endangered Humanovirus itself. Ask your doctor if Toddzilla is right for you. Use only as directed.