Roads flow through towns, barely scraping the surface of the lives that run behind them. Here I am at an oupost on the mighty road that is the World Wide Web. Strangers happen by to pick up a snack or a bottle of pop, and they move along their way. More often it’s the locals […]
Archive for August, 2009
You can’t have a hitchhiking jag without talking about Douglas Adams, right? Of course, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy travels an altogether different kind of road. It may be time to revisit these travels because right now, the only rules I halfway remember are carrying a towel and humoring a Vogon about his poetry.
My first […]
Thoughts of hitchhikers making their way across country, has led me to our friends Jay and Silent Bob, traveling from New Jersey to Los Angeles in search of their fair share. The two young men were taught lessons about hitchhiking by a vagabond George Carlin, who had played a fancy priest in the boys’ previous […]
I bought myself a new car this weekend, and I’m selling the old ‘93 Accord to my brother so his daughter can have her own ride as she turns sixteen next week. It’s kinda special because that car is as old as she is. It’s also as reliable and sensible as she is, and I […]
I suppose if my thumbs were monstrously huge, I might feel destined to hitchhike all over the country like Sissy in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Then again, I have a higher sense of self-preservation that keeps me from getting in cars with strangers.
I remember driving along I-45 in Houston when I was in college […]