Life Gets in the Way Sometimes – 32 Days

6 October Sorry, kind readers, for going silent for a while. When last we met I had arrived in the Blue (Democratic leaning) oasis of Asheville, North Carolina on my road-trip through Trumpland. My destination was Nashville and, more specifically, a first-ever meeting with my birth-mother. So that was strange and good and exceedingly hard, …

From Young Earth Creationists to Drum Circles – Driving in the South: 44 Days

24 September So I missed a day, it was inevitable. I’m writing from the dining room table of my Couchsurfing host in a suburban development outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Yesterday I was first awoken before dawn by two men greeting one another in the car park – strangers saying good morning, and one of …

Michelle Obama and Me (and another 2,999 or so people) – 49 Days

19 September 2016 Sometime last week I followed a link on Facebook and registered my interest in seeing Michelle Obama speak at George Mason University. As I stood in the kilometre-long queue, ever grateful the weather had cooled, I started wondering when I last attended a political rally with a speaker guarded by the Secret …