Take a look near the top of this page. Do you see the “Foodie Laws” tab? Don’t click it yet until,I explain!
Right now it has only 1 law, the Expanding Cabbage Law. And I just thought of it as I finished making a batch of slaw a few minutes ago.
I’ll be adding more as they are revealed to me.
OK. NOW you can click the “Foodie Laws” tab!
Just a real quickie: I just created (and made the first post to) a new blog that will be centered around my bike, Sunday. To see it:
Please feel free to comment. I will periodically forward comments to MSNBC.
Greetings to all!
Yesterday, August 28, 2013 at about 1:00 PM I returned home. For the past 142 days, I’ve been living out of my car, seeing much of the lower 48 (I only missed 6 states: NV, UT, CO, ND, TN and ME), meeting, for the first time face-to-face, many old friends from Twitter, and a few other people from other aspects of my life.
The attempt to get myself in shape, I’m sad to say, failed. It’s a long story, perhaps one for another blog post.
Other aspects of the Peregrination were resounding successes.
In the greater scheme of things, the following were trivial, but they were important to me – and now they are done!
- Childhood resolution to sleep in all 50 states: Done
- Childhood resolution to pass through every California County: Done
- I did, indeed, cross off all but 1 of the “most caffeinated cities in the US” during my journey. What remains? Denver. There are Twitter friends in the Denver area I still want to meet. And I’ve always wanted to cross the Colorado Rockies by train in winter. So I’m already planning (OK, more like intending) to take a week sometime in Winter – probably late February or early March, to take the train to Denver, meet my Tweeps, and drink coffee!
And I learned a lot about myself. But I’m not going to take the time here to tell you! Why not? It centers around ONE of the things about the rest of my life that I decided: I will never again let my home be overwhelmed by clutter!
For those of you who don’t already know, I haven’t shared my home with anyone for at least 10 years. Why? Because I allowed it to become so cluttered that even basic cleaning seemed an insurmountable task. And I was ashamed of that. I’m still ashamed, but I must thank my sister, Mary, for doing enough decluttering in my absence, along with arranging for professional cleaning, that taking the time to declutter no longer seems pointless.
The first rule of recovering from clutter is never, NEVER add to it! And there is my conundrum: With the exception of clothes, there isn’t much I can remove from my car that has a definite place it belongs! If I unpack the car completely, then the clutter will increase, violating rule # 1!
So instead of spending a lot of my first week home writing – and brainstorming – I have already started, and will continue, decluttering. I’ll start doing other things once I declutter enough to unload the car, but even then, I’m going to spend roughly half my time decluttering and cleaning until it’s done. Until I have a home I can proudly open to friends and family.
So other big thoughts are going to wait.
Write you later!
Those of you who have been following my blog – or my Twitter timeline – especially my musings on what I’m going to do with the rest of my life – know that I’ve been searching for something (likely political) that ignites my passion, with a secondary goal of supporting myself. Supporting myself isn’t essential as I’ll put up with just about any job that gives me time to pursue my passion. If my passion can become my vocation, it is just icing on the cake.
Well, I may well have found my passion! Read on for details:
I find myself pulled in two mutually exclusive (almost) directions when I try to answer the following:
You say you don’t want to stay out there in Richmond in that 1200 sqft condo with lousy transit service. What DO you want to do?