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The Totem Pole (2011)

During the spring and summer of 2011 I embarked The Midwest Adventure. I spent time much of this time in my hometown of Quincy IL, and in Hannibal MO, the home of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. I rested in these places between adventures and took the time to carve a totem pole from an oak tree. The animals on this oak tree represent “spirit animals” that approached me at times during The Southwest Adventure. These animals revealed themselves to me exactly when I needed them to, showing me things, and helping me to interpret my own subconscious and access my true intuition.
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The Northwest Adventure (2012)

September 24th 2012 A fair winter is coming. One year ago the cold chased me down the east coast to a mystical forest. A year before that I bound for the west in a couple of vehicles and soon my own two feet.I explored the California coast and just thought to myself.. I need a bike. The cats led me here, the cats led me there, the cats led me just about everywhere.. I’ve met people since then, cat people. I’ve met some people that proved worth every minute of our short lived time together. I even travelled the entire country with cat people and one in particular that took me all the way to the west coast once again.. with a bike. People come and people go, people that really care about you show their beautiful colors. The others, well they hide them, under a tone of grey we see time and time again.
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The Appalachians (2011)

I have arrived in the Appalachians! After days of train and bus riding, I’m here! In Asheville North Carolina. I took the Illinois Zephyr to Chicago, laid over for like 8 hours wandering the streets in the cold rain, took the Cardinal to Charleston West Virginia, and stayed with a couchsurfing.org friend. She was great! West Virginia must be the cool one cuz this was a very artsy “beat” town! Took the 8:20 AM all over the freakin united states until finally one of the places had a bus that went to Asheville! The plus side to this was that the buses seemed to all go through the mountains one way or another. We climbed and descended probably 4 times before I finally got here! The security guard here has done the Appalachian Trail all the way through twice! This hostel is amazing! So far I’ve eaten quail egg, bamboo shoot, string mushroom, tofu, and cajun boiled peanuts! We are off to an amazing start! Bring on the fried chicken and collard greens!! I was greeted by the city on Twitter, and Swiss Army mentioned my adventure seeing as that pack is pretty much all I packed. “Oh it’s got everything in there! […]
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The Coming Winter (2011)

The site is launched, the totem pole is finished, (gettin photo’d soon!) I’m almost finished with my paintings, I’m training my legs, I got to see alllmooostt everyone, and now it’s time to leave the Midwest. I am yet to get the Adventure Mobile, but I’m working on it! I am headed to the top of the Appalachian Mountains before I get anything, so I don’t have to worry about making it over! My experience with the automobiles I destroyed in the Southwest has taught me I might just be better off financially without one. It is time. I’m not sure what’s out there this time, I’m not going for inspiration for any old projects this time, I’m not really out seeking anything, but maybe a place to call home for a while, oh and food. I honestly don’t know what the hell I’m doing. I just know there’s more to do, and more to learn. The creatures keep showing me things so I gotta keep following them. I’m really anxious to see the Appalachians again, and to visit Topsail Island, a place, not exactly super special, but special to me. I may even get to care for some sea turtles!! There’s […]
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