I know what you're thinking, but no – Brian didn't lock me out of the house. Nor was I too drunk to get the key in the door. This suburban camp-out was actually planned. While Brian and our Greyhound John Lee crashed in the master bedroom as usual, I pitched a tent, threw in my… Continue reading I slept in the backyard last night
About six weeks from now, I'll arrive in Fredericksburg, Texas for my first tent camping trip in decades. The last time I camped, my oldest was in diapers. She's now the parent of a middle schooler, if that tells you anything 😯 Suffice it to say, I was lacking in the gear department when I… Continue reading Need cheaper gear? Got Bitcoin to spend?
"Did you publish a blog post today?" Brian asks. "No." "That's two weeks in a row you haven't posted," he reminds me. "You know what I've been doing" I say, more than a hint of "WTF?" in my voice. It's cute how he tries to boss me around. Never works. Since he's concerned about the… Continue reading Where I’ve been
Why did Macy & James go from a tiny house to an even tinier trailer? One word: freedom.
Too often I get bogged down in problems that are small potatoes, relatively speaking. Taking a bigger view always provides the perspective I need.
Alyssa Padgett and her husband Heath run one of the best groups on Facebook for people who live and work from RVs full-time (or want to). Even though the group focuses primarily on the ins and outs of nomadic entrepreneurship, questions about full-time RV life come up all the time. How do you get your… Continue reading RV-Curious? Alyssa’s $3(ish) Guide Answers 99% of Your Full-Time RVing Questions
I wanted to make a quick and dirty video while we had the RV home a couple of weekends ago, so we could show you all the changes we made as we readied it for full-time life. Problem was, cameraphone video is pretty much all I've ever done. Using my phone would almost certainly have… Continue reading Our Dutch Star [ An Almost Totally Amateur Video Production ]
This past week was rough. We are rejoicing over the birth of our granddaughter Chelsea, an event that trumps all. Chelsea was born on her Auntie Amanda's birthday, in case Amanda needed a sign from the universe that she ought to be Chelsea's personal fairy godmother. Auntie Michelle – formerly squeamish about anything potentially involving… Continue reading A Bittersweet Week
As we stood on the front porch and hugged goodbye, I looked at Miranda and realized that this time of separation is the best thing for her. It is time for her to discover who she is as a person, outside of her role in our family of daughter and sister. I look forward to… Continue reading On Successful Adulting for Children of Flawed Parents
I don't usually write much about my business on Wandering Porcupine. That's in part because this blog has been something of an escape from it (for reasons you'll understand in a moment), but also because there's not been much about it that's pertinent over here. It's about to become more relevant, but fear not –… Continue reading Fearlessly Aligning Business & Values