From 2008: Sam (pilot) ------ Wolf (lookout) ------
In 1998 my wife,
Alice, and I retired and began our Two Penny Travels. As we sold our condo and pulled out, I created this website and began what
I called a "weblog" on the Internet to document our travels and tell what we learned
about life on the road. What follows are the remains of my writings from that time. I
have left most of the pages as they were, but have tried to eliminate the
non-functional URLs and now-useless information. Links into my other websites provide even more useful information.
piece of history.
[In 2008 I wrote] Alice, my
wife of fifty-one years, our dog Wolf, who has been
with us for ten plus years, and I travel around the country in
an RV (Recreational Vehicle) -- in our case an Automate 25-foot fifth-wheeler
pulled by a Dodge truck. For the past ten years
we have been members of America's class of citizens cal my wife
of led the "semi-affluent homeless." My name
Some say we have failed retirement, for we
keep becoming involved in new and exciting experiences. This website
is the portal to four such ventures.
The first is this website, Two
Penny Travels, where I wrote about the kind of life Alice
and I led -- I call it Life in a Small Cave (the working title of
a book I hope to write someday). Started in 1998, this website contains
one of the first weblogs on the Internet and records the history
of our early travels around our country.
I enjoy writing, and worked on a multi-book
project I call The
7.9 Scenario. I finished my first novel, Memphis
7.9 in 2003 and published a revised version
in 2005. My second novel in the series is called Broken
River. Both are now available on-line and in selected
bookstores. I have suspended work on a third novel, entitled Phoenix of Memphis,
to be published when the Hurricane Katrina story played out.
Alice and I are students of the future and
have worked at learning from our experiences how to live in what
will come, especially in the RV world. We have collected this
knowledge in an associated website called the Prudent
RVer. Here you will find
suggestions of how to live prudently in today's world, and a
store where you can purchase products we find to be useful
for our prudent lifestyle, especially LED replacements for incandescent bulbs in
an RV. [The store has since closed]
My fourth venture was
to tell people what the remainder of the 21st century might be like. I call it Was A Time When. It is written as the memoirs of my yet-to-be-born great-grandson. In the meantime, I am doing a blog
about survival called 3 Cats
which relates to Resource Depletion, Climate Change,
and Population Overshoot, the three catastrophes I see stalking the human race.
Here is a
partial table of contents for the website: