Tag Archives: road trips

That moment

“Keep your legs together, keep your legs together,” I kept chanting in my head as the police car rolled up to my window. My vape pen was discreetly tucked between my thighs to stay warm, but the tip was visible … Continue reading

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Off the line

I could surrender more to the beautiful glory of electric engines if they only had the growl of a turbocharged internal combustion asphalt tearing muscle car. It’s that low rumble that gets right to my soul – and a few … Continue reading

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Wet

All weekend long I fought it, tried to hold it off with a hike up to a waterfall and a drive by the river. After another rough week at work – wondering what I’m doing there and how I got … Continue reading

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The song of the ocean

How wonderful to get to feel the road underneath my wheels again, to be going somewhere new and beautiful. It stimulates the brain, and oh lord I need this. I can feel myself teetering on the edge of depression and … Continue reading

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Old habits

I need acupuncture so badly that I’m almost ready to start poking myself with my ballpoint pen. Old habits die hard; that was totally me wallowing the other day, forgetting everything I know about recovery and how to help myself … Continue reading

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Cheyenne love song

I kept expecting Indians to ride up over the ridge as I was driving. This whole area feels soaked in history, like every rock has a memory of everything that came before. Or maybe I’m just emotional because I haven’t … Continue reading

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Love song for a car

I know there aren’t any problems, only challenges. I knew my situation wasn’t sustainable, and I’ve been slowly working on changing it. I guess I didn’t go fast enough, or conserve my resources well enough, because I’ve come to the … Continue reading

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Love Story

I was driving up I-5 one night, through Seattle on my way to Whidbey Island. Suddenly I felt an incredible vibration running from the tips of my toes to the top of my head. I could feel it in the … Continue reading

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