Archive for the ‘travel’ Category
Posted by resonanteye on 03/12/2013
Posted by resonanteye on 10/25/2012
Started from Spokane. Drove through slush- and I have a front-wheel drive volvo; the front tires are also bald, ready to be replaced. Despite a few slips and slides, we made it through the night driving, Idaho, and into Utah.
We stopped at a diner full of men in camo. The place had a caged mynah bird in the back, chattering away. The food was delicious.
Somewhere in northern Utah, in the early hours/late night, I was cruising at 75mph, relaxed into the flow of driving, when right in front of me loomed a gigantic elk buck and his lady friend. She was leading him across the street, single file. I had no time to brake, but luckily he was a car’s-width from her, so I threaded the needle between them, an inch from his nose on one side and her massive haunches on the other.
“HO THERE”, I shouted, as Hawkins flinched awake and stared at the elk next to the passenger window. “ELKS!”
Drove through the land of child brides and bible billboards, until finally we got into Arizona. We spent the night at the Cameron trading post motel, an amazing, clean, silent lodge about an hour from the Grand Canyon. They had frybread on the menu, so of course I ordered enough to fill a backpack and ate it all.
Spent the day at the Canyon. Now I’m in Phoenix.
More updates later.
Posted by resonanteye on 10/16/2012
Printed originally in “dwelling portably, formerly known as Message Post, Sept, 2001-2005”
A tightly-printed little stapled zine, Dwelling Portably was printed in Philomath OR. I have three or four issues of it, and it would be almost two novels’ worth of typing to get them posted online in their entirety. This zine is CRAMMED with text, tiny tiny text. I’ll try to get the more interesting snippets up.
“”about Chaz’s hobo castle and Ozark land,
I don’t recommend building around campers. Building around something is much more difficult, and the result is not a new building because this old thing is in there. Better to start from scratch and, if you do a good job, you will have something worthwhile when you’re done. If I was doing it again, I would build a straw-bale house.
I now have a far better toilet system, inspired by Joe Jenkins’ Humanure Handbook. I now cover with sawdust, then compost. If done properly, the heat will kill all pathogens, and, in two years, I’ll be able to use the compost directly on my garden. Eastwind Community has successfully used this system for several years, and fertilize their extensive organic gardens. I helped collect one day.