Monthly Archives: January 2013

Experiments with Living

I’m not doing what I came here to do.  I still don’t have a real job, so I have no daily sense of community, no place where I am known and expected to be.  I still haven’t been writing (again—these … Continue reading

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Travelin’ Kids & Work

I still hang with travelers and the homeless, but it’s different now.  I’m not one of them anymore.  I don’t look the part either.  When I walk through downtown I still glance into trashcans instinctively, and when I see to-go … Continue reading

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Transition

The days plod along.  I still don’t feel settled at all.  Have I actually moved in?  I took everything out of my car and unpacked most of the boxes, I’ve hung clothes and bought toiletries, but I still feel like … Continue reading

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Creative Sanctuary

I bought a rice cooker.  Other than little stuff like pens and soap, it’s the first thing I’ve paid full price for.  It feels ok.  I just spent $20 paying Target and Oster® to produce this heap of plastic and … Continue reading

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Grocery Shopping

I tried to buy butter and I had a crisis inside the grocery store. I am having a really hard time with consumerism.  Buying things is one of the things that makes me miss the road most sharply, I miss … Continue reading

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Creating Space

I spend the next few days working to set up my space.  A lot needs to happen, and it feels overwhelming and daunting at times.  My room needs to become a creative sanctuary, the entire house needs to be livable.  … Continue reading

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