Nobody Speak: My Book Challenge, Free Press, and Ramifications

I am an introvert, so I use books to fill in the spaces that others fill with conversations. This may not be the most effective means of learning about others, but I think it allows me a wider world perspective than I could possibly enjoy otherwise. It also makes me more cognizant of the lives of the humans around me. Instead of seeing stereotypes, as I am so wont to do, books remind me that people with rich histories inhabit the bodies around me.  What does any of this have to do with freedom of speech?

6 Lessons for When Staying at a Hostel

What I would have told/reminded myself of before going to stay at a climbers' hostel in California... Use your rhetoric masters degree and know your freaking audience. God. Do not waltz in wearing a clean, pretty print dress. It doesn't matter that you are wearing dirty Chacos, or that the dress is one of the … Continue reading 6 Lessons for When Staying at a Hostel

Best Truck Camping Setup… For Us

After deciding that we wanted to spend a year living like rich vagabonds out of our truck, we had to decide how traditional or eccentric we wanted to be during this homeless period of our lives. What follows are some of the options we considered for this trip as well as why we did (or … Continue reading Best Truck Camping Setup… For Us

Truck Set-Up Cost Breakdown

Before starting the trip, we created a budget, anticipating how much money we needed up front to get us on the road. After going through roughly 3-4 different set-up options, we decided to tent camp and stick primarily to traveling around the western U.S. See our blog about why here. Below, you will find our … Continue reading Truck Set-Up Cost Breakdown

Book Giveaway: Game of Thrones (Book #1) by George R. R. Martin

While I have not seen the HBO series, from what I've heard, the books are nothing like it. entertaining and gripping, Game of Thrones will not disappoint. Enter to win a used copy of this book, the copy that we read and can no longer take with us on our journey. To enter: Follow our … Continue reading Book Giveaway: Game of Thrones (Book #1) by George R. R. Martin

Book Giveaway: And Yet It Moves by Erin Stalcup

A collection of fictional short stories, And Yet It Moves flows through different lives, different places that challenge the reader to reconsider their world and their perspective.  Enter to win a used copy of this book, the copy that we read and can no longer take with us on our journey. Choose one of the … Continue reading Book Giveaway: And Yet It Moves by Erin Stalcup

Book Giveaway: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Touted as one of the first, and best, science fiction books and winner of the Nebula Award, The Dispossessed explores what life would be like with capitalists (or "propertarians") and her version of communists separated on different worlds.  Enter to win a used copy of this book, the copy that we read and can no … Continue reading Book Giveaway: The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

Status and Work Anxiety: What is living the “good” life anyway?

I'm torn. Here's the deal. I'm in the process of submitting work to a job I don't know if I want. Because the position is remote, they have me doing multiple writing prompts to make sure I am going to work for what they need, which is an online content writer. I should mention that … Continue reading Status and Work Anxiety: What is living the “good” life anyway?