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Back on the Coast

Back on the Coast

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'm Back!!!!!

Yup! It's true.... I know, you didn't miss me. How could you? Where was I? Do ya' remember the saying? 'Turn in - tune out - turn on!?' Probably not. I decided it was time to take off for a while... a long while... to Costa Rica. Wasn't livin' in a van... but, very laid back and good for the soul. Visited Joanie and Jimmy and worked on their Shangra-la-di-da. Cool. Maybe, one day I'll go back, but, things to do here.

So, what the fuck?!! What's going on? Still all this negativity, doom and gloom. Enough all ready. Let's move on. The earth's still turning, the sun gets up rather daily, and more or less, I hope your all doing OK. Probably better off than a lot of people if you're reading this blog. So. Where do we go from here? Hmmm. Back to work. Holidays are over. New President - full of hope, eh? Well, we need it. The folks are sufferin', because Wall Street raped us again, like back in 1929. Somethings never change. Good luck Obama, you've been handed the mother of shit sandwiches to deal with. But, you signed up for the job.

So, it seems to me, we're gonna' have to help ourselves. Let's face it, the best people to dig ourselves out of this mess, is ourselves. Why? Well, I don't know about you, but, at least I know I can count on myself, and that's a good start. Plus, I'm an opportunistic optomist! So, nuthin's gonna stop me. The last recession in 1980 - 1983, I had three jobs. Not to make ends meet, but, just because when I in the mood, that's my path.

Speakin' about paths, that is why I'm mobile. I don't know what's happening in the States, but up here in Canada, the East has the least, and the West is the best. That's what you gotta' do, if you can. Go where it is good. Migrate!!! Remember the classic movie, The Grapes of Wrath. That is us or could be, the new version. You can always go back, to where ever you are now, or wherever you've been. But, go for opportunity, if you can. Or at least, better weather or environment. If you can't, hunker down and relate to your network, your friends and family. Strength in numbers, and all that.

So, chin up, world. We're all in this together.

Cheers, Urban Vandweller

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to see you again vandweller. I check in here quite often, and for a while it seemed like you gave up the ghost...or at least the blog. Hopefully you keep it alive, and keep contributing your words-o-wisdom on vandwelling. Like, how did that insulation you put in work out? Any new pics? Like I said, and I know I'm not alone, you have a interesting niche blog here. Keep it going, people are listening (in case you wonder sometimes). Your friend, van-man

urban vandweller said...

Hey, Van-man - Yup - I'm still around - was away down south for a while, away from modern tech. And yes, insulation does work, but, it would nice to have some kind of heating system. I know people are listening; I got some interesting emails while I was away.

721sandwiches said...

Badass. I'm linking this.
Chris

Jack said...

Cool. Happy you are back. And as for what you said, damn straight!

Jack

http://adventuresinvoluntarysimplicity.blogspot.com/

scott said...

i'm looking forward to following your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Hey vandweller are you still alive? How about an update and some more tales from the vanside? Love hearing about vandwelling and the nomadic lifestyle you live. We miss you dude...van-man

luka said...

dear vandweller: you are like a tall glass of water for me. thank you for taking the time and energy to put this blog together. your ideas, passion and the way you see the world really resonates with me. thank you. it seems you're off doing something that's taking you away from this blog. . . hope it's good.