23 episodes

Travel stories from a rubbertramp. By bus, by train, and sometimes by the rubber of my own two feet, I travel and tell stories and write about the journey.

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    • Places & Travel

Travel stories from a rubbertramp. By bus, by train, and sometimes by the rubber of my own two feet, I travel and tell stories and write about the journey.

    Episode 18, Part 3: No where to lay my head

    Episode 18, Part 3: No where to lay my head

    Visiting Mother Jones wasn't just a tourist stop. It was a pilgrimage.

    • 5 min
    Episode 19: Some Notes from the Plague Year

    Episode 19: Some Notes from the Plague Year

    Traveling to San Antonio for a "professional" conference only brought one thought to mind: Good God. How is anyone supposed to pass out business cards that no one reads and then leaves in the hotel for housekeeping to throw away?

    • 7 min
    Episode 18, Part 2: Solidarity in strange places

    Episode 18, Part 2: Solidarity in strange places

    To orient myself and to maybe have a wee bit of beer, I stopped in at the 2nd bar I found. I stopped mainly because of the name: Crawdaddies. It looked small, local, and I liked the resonance of a New Orleans reference.

    • 5 min
    Episode 18.1: Visiting Mother Jones

    Episode 18.1: Visiting Mother Jones

    ..what I learned was that downstaters are, in general, a cautious bunch. And I can't say I blame them much. We do not live in idyllic times and me, a road dirty monkey that looks the exact opposite of a wide-eyed youth out to see America, doesn't engender much sympathy. The short version: I'm probably too ugly to hitchhike.Full transcript here: https://wellwornbootspodcast.blogspot.com/2020/02/episode-18-part-1-visiting-mother-jones.html  

    • 5 min
    Episode 17: Zuccotti Park

    Episode 17: Zuccotti Park

    I turned 40 in New York. It was February 2012 and I was almost a month into a year of living on the road, hopping from bus to bus, station to station, and, when I was fortunate, couch to couch. Luckily, I had friends in New York – dear friends from my teaching days who were kind enough to put me up for a few days. Part of the reason I wanted to go to New York during what's arguably one of the least hospitable seasons was because of a not-too-old argument with my ex about the Occupy Movement and wanting to be involved. Full transcript: http://wellwornbootspodcast.blogspot.com/2020/01/episode-17-zuccotti-park.html

    • 6 min
    Episode 16: Y2K D'oh!

    Episode 16: Y2K D'oh!

    Driving through Alabama felt like a cliché; it was all one long stretch of interstate with bill boards advertising the Alabama – the band – fan club, and when I stepped out to buy gas and stretch my legs, the air felt like I was being slapped with hot rag.  Full transcript: https://wellwornbootspodcast.blogspot.com

    • 6 min

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