to simplify 2.0    notes from the open road

Saturday, January 14, 2017


" you ever get claustrophobic living this way?"

Humans ask the funniest questions sometimes.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Some Pictures

Way down here in the warmth and seclusion of the desert southwest, time slows to a blissful crawl, the distance between blog posts expands, and inevitably, the emails from concerned readers start pouring in. Flattering stuff, but rest assured that I'm alive and decidedly well. There are times when a nomad, despite his best efforts to the contrary, must concede that he simply hasn't much to say. In the meantime, some pictures:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Pearls from a few hardened desert rats, overheard on Christmas Eve during a coffee stop in Quartzsite:

"Never trust a skinny cook."

"Never trust a woman who says I love you."

"Never trust a man who has to go to the gym to get a workout."