An old man on the road in America

Here’s what you should know about me and my blog.

I’m a middle aged man who travels around the US and Canada in a twenty-five foot camp trailer that I pull behind a pickup truck.  I move several times a year, mostly following the good weather.

I’m not rich and I’m not a retiree. I’m a freelance computer programmer, and do 90% of my work from my laptop, regardless of where I am. When I have a client who wants me to work at their offices, I either take my home to some spot nearby, or I lock it up and hop on a plane.

It’s an interesting life with challenges and rewards I would have never thought of before I started so a big part of this blog will be about living in an RV.

But I also want to write about the tensions between technology and nature. Living in a space 25×7, I tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. Being a programmer, I tend to be very involved with technology.Sometimes, I with I could chuck the laptop and go be a hunter-gatherer…somewhere. At the same time, I wish I had cybernetic replacements for my aging joints, eyes, ears and, well, other stuff. So, I’m going to write about that too.

Finally, I am not a member of an organized political party, mostly because I can’t find one. Politics in the U.S. are extremely complicated, and I’m constantly surprised by how many Americans want to believe in simple answers to complex problems even when it’s completely obvious that those answers won’t work.So, I’m going to write about U.S. politics but I won’t be vehemently defending any point of view.Instead, I’m going to share my own struggle to understand problems that are often, quite frankly, beyond me.

So if you’ve read this far, and any of the above sounds interesting, you’ll probably enjoy reading my occasional posts. If you didn’t make it this far-well, that doesn’t really matter, does it?