Working Hard, Hardly Working

Despite van adventures (until the blown radiator), it hasn’t been all fun and games for me. Hardly. My main focus, as it should be, has been to try and get more work so I can continue to pay the bills. There are reasons why the van is still parked out back, right where the flatbed […]

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A Van Workout

I’d promised Trisha a day at the beach. I hadn’t fulfilled that promise, and there aren’t that many warm days left this year. Since I don’t currently have a full-time job taking up my time, we decided to hop in the van and visit Hampton Beach one particularly warm day last week. She got her […]

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Radio Check

Fortunately I recovered from my crash well enough to not bail on this past weekend’s van excursion. A group of five of us (plus one wife) trekked up to Maine to experiment with HF radio communication on the New England Forest Rally’s South Arm and Icicle Brook stages. Communication on the traditional 2 meter band […]

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I Crashed

I’m ok! Battered, but not broken. I was thoroughly enjoying the Vermont Foliage Dirt Ride with New England Riders. Given my (in)experience, you’d think it was one of the dirt sections that got me, which was 80% of the route. But no, I was slowing for a stop sign on a paved road and misjudged […]

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We’re Not So Different

I just got a comment on the post about my Vermont van trip that really touched me. It’s not so much the comment itself as the story behind it. It’s a story rather common among van lifers. It’s a young couple, Milad and Maryam, who don’t have much money and are trying to raise some […]

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