BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

…and there laid the Hershey bar Jackie K desired while Ray and Japhy walked down the trail. That was like 60 years ago or so in Dharma Bums and here I was alone in the same neck of the woods as I nearly stepped on breakfast; the glossy wrapper blending in perfectly with the wet […]

BARN STORMING CALIFORNIA

BARN STORMING CALIFORNIA

After 4 days stranded in Porterville, California my package from Dave containing a charging system arrives at the motel. I install the diode board and the motor turned over charging the new battery. Just what I needed. With mobile freedom at my grasp it’s time to blow this joint and was done so with torrential […]

DOWN AND WAITING OUT AT THE PALM TREE INN

DOWN AND WAITING OUT AT THE PALM TREE INN

How many more days of this can be taken? I’m on day three facing two more day with maybe another on top of that before I can even dream of leaving. Porterville, California. Exactly, so what? Stuck and stranded with a shot high-end charging system and here I wait for a used stock system to […]

CALIFORNIA COLLISION

CALIFORNIA COLLISION

After what may have been the most expensive fuel I have ever partaken in the continental United States, the climb became even more pronounced and the road narrowed through the rock and a sensation of claustrophobia couldn’t help but be felt where attention to the detail of the road was all that could be done, […]

DEATH VALLEY RENDEZVOUS

DEATH VALLEY RENDEZVOUS

The land was goofy in both a good and bizarro way, nothing made sense but it made all the sense in the World as nothing is more true than nature and a paradox in itself. A place with the name of Death Valley one instantly visualizes bones and sand but not so as the area […]

THE ROAD PROVIDES

THE ROAD PROVIDES

Being back at Tom’s after Bashford’s I addressed the front-end the following morning and all that the problem was is that it just needed loosened and re-tightened. Bummer as it could have been taken care of at Bashford’s but it was a piece of mind doing it in a shop even though it was 300 […]

SNOW BIRDS & DESERT RATS

SNOW BIRDS & DESERT RATS

Dave and I stood out like swollen sore thumbs amongst the crowd at the social club. Soaking in the tubs we began hearing music in the building next door and took it up on ourselves to go check out the scene. The drummer noticed us first and her concentration on keeping the beat was distracted […]

WORKING THE PORK PLANT

WORKING THE PORK PLANT

I swipe my card at the turnstile and step into the plant. The turnstile became to be know as the grinder. A grinder of souls. A grinder of dreams. Fuck, how do these people make a career out of this garbage? Joked during our smoke breaks comparing the Soviet Gulag to Seaboard to where the […]

HOME IS WHERE THE ROAM IS

HOME IS WHERE THE ROAM IS

There’s a good chill in the air, Sun looks out while clouds are building in the east. I rub the sleep from my eyes and take in the surroundings. The fire from last night has just enough glow to fan the blackened pallet pine back to life a cup of water with coffee grounds is […]

DIRTY LAUNDRY

DIRTY LAUNDRY

I’m a grubby bastard. There’s no hiding it. I could shower more often, hair unkempt and a piss poor beard. I do bathe but it’s more of a baptism in local waters than in-door plumbing. I have to remember this being a guest and mind myself. Worn days on end, the few items of clothing […]