Returning

Returning “Home” to the Bay

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 5 months since I left Oakland. And while I know there haven’t been a lot of posts in that time, I promise there has been a whole lot of living. I’ve survived living in a tiny house on wheels, visited many new places within a smallish geographical location, dealt [...]

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Never Say Never- What I Learned From Rock Stars

Never Say Never- What I Learned From Rock Stars

My vintage drum set sat, mostly neglected, for the better part of ten years. It had been an untimely purchase, when I moved up to the Bay Area at the start of my first year at U.C. Berkeley. Had I asked, any Berkeley alum would have told me that unless I planned to use it [...]

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The Roamantics Turns 1- My 7 Links of the Year

The Roamantics Turns 1- My 7 Links of the Year

It’s the roamantics’ birthday! It’s hard to believe it was two full years ago that I leapt out of bed in the middle of the night and purchased the domain that would turn into this site…but not right away. The best of intentions turned into three short posts the following week to family and friends [...]

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The 1 Minute Project

The 1 Minute Project

If you read my last post, you know that I recently downsized my life to a partially filled 4x3x4 foot locker and am now living in a 5×9 foot RV. You know that the way there was not easy, and that I’m fortunate to have had the help of amazing loved ones. But I also [...]

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Selling Everything to Travel- My Zero Waste Approach

Selling Everything to Travel- My Zero Waste Approach

I’d wanted to downsize my life for a while. I don’t know what it was about becoming a homeowner. Maybe the knowledge that belongings would more likely accumulate rather than get thinned out every few years during future moves. Or maybe it was all of the eco-friendly renovations and the knowledge that came with them. [...]

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Power Tools and Lipstick- The Chinook Gets a DIY Makeover

Power Tools and Lipstick- The Chinook Gets a DIY Makeover

“My friend Anjel says she wants to paint your Chinook! You’d like her, she rides a Ducati to work and when she unzips her riding suit she’ll have a dress on underneath!” This from my close pal Camille, who I’d just picked up from her apprenticeship at Olive-Route. Camille went on to explain that while [...]

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