The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your soul.
By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
YES—YOU CAN > >
By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
YES—YOU CAN > >
• Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
• Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
• Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
• Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
• See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
• I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
• Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
• And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.
Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life.
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***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!
I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!
Yikes, I had written words and deleted all I did, by accident. I will attempt to recovery by memory.
Still very interesting to live the way I do. Not knowing what is next or where I am heading, but many lives are lived that way.
Words to inspire you!
Here are the “a’s” >>
Here are the “a’s” >>
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
12/27—I had some time to spend, so, today, I went to San Dieguito Park up by Solana Beach, north of San Diego; very nice. On the grass, I did some juggling and playing with props. I saw some kids on the swings and slides having a great time. Of course, their moms were right there, overseeing.
It reminded me of when my wonderful daughters, Jasmine and April, were toddlers. I often took them to various parks in the area where we lived. I wonder if they remember?
I knew, at their young age, with their brains still developing, the more experiences they had would build their thinking in a good way. Also, I knew that getting to know nature would add wonders to their thinking.
So, I would have them feel leaves, grass, rocks, along with other things. Smelling different things is important, too. As well as play on and with different things.
I knew where frogs were, so we had to go and find them. And, I tried to introduce them to other animals, as well. I just knew that with more experiences, their brains would develop better (and it worked!)
I loved to do things with them that would enliven their minds (mine, too!)
How about you?
- When was the last time you smelled a flower?
- When was the last time you picked up an interesting rock to examine it?
- When was the last time you were out feeding birds?
Nature is a main teacher in life. At least once a week, get away from your computer and other things and spend some time in natural settings. Even a local park can help do the job.
You have to remember, it’s the little things in life and that makes life a great event. If you can make all of the little things better, you will experience a finer life.
Once again, the more experiences we have in life, the more joy we can find. Life is so much more than the stuff you can buy with money. That’s one of the main reasons I love living and traveling in my van, so so many experiences I am going through.
A joy I found—I went and parked at the beach in a great spot. Right next to the sand, it made me smile. While parked there, dinner was a can of chili, very tasty. As I wrote before, I carry enough food to last me for a week or two.
Where I was parked, many pretty damsels were walking by. It made me wonder if I will ever again find someone to be with. I love to be in love.
12/29—Today I went with my friend, Daniel Powell, to his church, along with Kat and John, who were staying with him. This was a Christian Science Church in Rancho Sante Fe. Two women were speaking. The whole time we heard them read from the bible book and another book, nothing impromptu, at all.
The small audience of about 35 were completely silent and no one took notes. Just one song took place with the group. The service was, sorry to say, kind of boring.
It always surprises me that at most churches the audience is read to from the bible, like they can’t read the bible for themselves? This is the only religious text that I know of, the old testament and new. Other religions have books, they are mainly written through the eyes of the bible, though.
I don’t know if you have read the bible, there are many parts that are of horrendous things, but, most do not read their bible book and do not know about the bad parts. For one >>
Deuteronomy 13:7-12 >> “If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods . . . Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God.”
(Who will be the one to kill me for my non-belief, as the bible asked for?)
This church was very clean and modern with large windows all around looking out on beautiful foliage that is around the church. After the service it was like a social event as people gathered and milled around and talked.
As you know, I do not believe in any God; belief never made any sense to me. It still surprises me how so many follow the bible so closely.
After we attended church service, we drove over and walked down Cedros Road to see stores near Daniel’s. We went to see madisongalleries.com. They were showing very unique and special art from around the world. Art normally bores me, but I did like what I saw here.
Last night was the first of two nights of New Year’s celebrations put on by Daniel, who owns the property of The Village on Cedros Avenue
Daniel, who I graduated high school with in 1977, became a millionaire in his 20’s through the buying and selling of commercial real estate. He has gone on to own more and more properties and has been more and more successful.
Yes, he is a winner at the Monopoly game of life and living the life that “he” chooses.
So, two nights of New Years Celebration, starting last night. We saw USC Trojan Marching Band, magnificent, I must say. They played many current hits, quite well at that.
As I helped as much as I could, Daniel gave me a good amount of money for my help. I did not expect that, thank you so much, my friend, it will be used well.
In another area, a dance floor along with a band to make people swing and dance. A great time was had by all. Also, Daniel is a successful drummer and beat some skin along with the band.
Earlier tonight I was out at the sidewalk leaning against a pole. Many walked by, only one person made eye contact and said, “hi”. It makes me sad that people are so self-contained and will not open up to others and be friendly. I hope you are friendlier?
12/30—Slept next to where Daniel’s shopping center is located. I was watching the area for Daniel, kind of like a security guard? And, I was not unarmed, I had my right arm and my left arm.
I awoke at 1am by noise, so I went to check it out. There was a big truck there and four guys were breaking apart and loading the dance floor that Daniel rented. I saw “Raphel’s Rentals” on the side of the truck, so I knew it was OK. After my middle of the night melee, I slept until 5am, so, a night of good sleep for me, after all.
This second night New Year’s Eve celebration did not attract any crowds, quite disappointing, I must say. Only a few people on the dance floor, some at the coffee shop.
Friends of Daniel, Kat, and John, took us all out to eat Mexican. With a view of the beach and the delicious food, a fabulous night was had by all.
12/31—I drove Kat and John from Daniel’s house to the airport at 5:30am. We made it in plenty of time. The airport, being so close to Ocean Beach (OB), where I grew up, was close by. So, it was a magnet effect—I was drawn to OB—again.
Nothing happening at the beach, I did some early morning juggling on the grass. Then I just told myself, “There is nothing more for you here, skedaddle, and you don’t need to return.”
OB is where I grew up and where my mom lived for over 50 years until her death a couple of years ago. No more attraction to OB, anymore, cannot call it “home” again.
So, first to Costco to fill up on expensive California gas, Costco always has the lowest prices, though (the high cost fuel is the main reason I am leaving the state.) Then off I went to the Linda Vista Library, to get online, which would be on my way east, the direction I was heading next.
Being about 9am, the library did not open until 11:30, so I looked on GPS for another one down the line, they also opened at 11:30. Further east I found one open earlier and went inside to the warmth.
Libraries are always clean and nice, and most are well heated, so, my home(s) away from home? Also, I drive my home to get there, if you think about it.
So, today is New Year’s Eve—what to do, what to do?
My friend Lynn Montague and I graduated from Point Loma High the same year. She lives about 50 miles east from where I was. I sent a message and she let me know she was making banana muffins and to come on out, so I did.
After being together for 13 years, Lynn and Mike were happily in love, looking forward to a great future. Seven years ago, like me, Mike was hit by a truck. But, unlike me, he did not survive. Because I saw that Lynn was still grieving, and he was the only one for her, I did not pursue Lynn in any way. I saw a love for life between them.
There is a Casino within about ten miles, she suggested we drive out there. She used to come out often, now, without a car, she doesn’t make the trip so often. She knew many of the bartenders and people there. I had one beer, Lynn had a number of drinks and had a good time.
We left there at about 9pm and came back to her house, a mobile home-trailer. She has lived out here for over thirty years, way out in the boonies. Why, lookie there, Mexico is within throwing distance of hurling a rock. I slept through midnight till the morning on New Years, hope you had a festive time.
Because she lives out in the wilderness, I knew that I would find plenty of wood for my wood stove. I did, of course, and packed up many many pieces.
I will be helping Lynn with some fixing of the place and building other stuff for her. I appreciate her letting me stay over.
But, stay over until what? Once again, with no schedule and no direction, I don’t know where to go. Yet, I do know I want to stay south for the warmth. Any suggestions?
1/1/20—Those numbers were fun to write. Finally into the year 2020, what can I (we) expect for the future?
I stayed around Lynn’s and worked on things, and, I went out into the brush and got dry wood us use as fuel for my stove.
1/2—Not much to do around here, out away from all. Lynn has no wifi, I am so used to easily getting online and getting news and connect with people. It gives me time to write these words, though. I use LibreOffice to write, a great program to use offline.
Lynn is having trouble with the new management of the land her trailer is on. The guy says she owes money, she has receipts, though, that she doesn’t. The guy, Robert Mark Warren, even told me to leave the property and threatened me if I didn’t. Because our phones don’t always connect, I am fearful of harm coming, yikes.
We had gone to a local library (well, ten miles away) and I did some work on my computer. When we returned the people at the land where she is living had put up a sign that said, “Visitors park your car on the street” so I could not drive through to where she lived, we had to walk.
1/3—WOW, last night was a nightmare. One guy came over and demanded rent payment. Lynn had a receipt that they owed her money. The guy didn’t even listen and said that I had to leave, as well.
These five guys and a lady (if you could call her that, missing her two front teeth and all) were like miserable hillbillies who, together, had a very low intelligence level. So hard to deal with people like this. Yet, they scared me and I was worried that they might do damage to my van.
At one point Lynn and I were out and the six of them came toward us, two carrying metal poles and a scary look.
I had Lynn call the police and get their help out here. Eventually, they showed up, but, Lynn, being at the back of the lot, was last in line to talk to. The hillbillies told some lies, like I was trying to run over them with my van.
The deputy sheriff basically told Lynn that the best thing she could do was to find a new place to live. I agreed with that.
Lynn had asked me earlier if I wanted to get away from there and go with her to spend the night at a motel, I said yes. But, later, she said she was staying because she was in the right. She was very stubborn about it, too.
I suggested again that we do not sleep around these people, that we should go away until things have calmed down. I even said we could both sleep in the van. She would not have it.
A bad thing is, she kept drinking her whiskey and getting drunker. I had told her earlier that is she kept up the drinking I would not be around. So, with those two factors, I told her I was leaving and wished her well.
I kept everything in the van, not knowing when I would leave, but being prepared to.
To get out the gate you have to have a key to unlock. I did not want to walk all the way back to get the drunken Lynn, so I found one of the hillbillies and asked if he would open the gate. Five of them came out to confront me and said bad words. Eventually, they did open and I walked over to my van.
I did not want to leave Lynn to handle this herself, but I had no choice.
Having no idea where to go, I set my GPS to the library we were at yesterday. That is where I slept, very cold last night, too. I have enough blankets and a warm sleepie bag, the hard part is breathing the icy air.
A lot of the night I just laid there, I did get some sleep, though. The library opened at 9am and that is where I am now.
My Challenge for You this Week >>
Start writing that book you have been wanting to put together. Writing a book is just a matter of organizing words in a logical way. When I write books, I am constantly asking myself, “How will these words help the reader?”
Here are some steps >>
- Pick a subject you are close with and know well.
- Pick a title for your book (this will give you motivation toward the book.)
- Write a table of contents (This can always change, as all can.)
- Study books and videos on your subject.
- Start adding to each chapter, which will grow and grow.
- Organize each chapter as well as the whole book.
Once the book is out, send it out to get reviews (that is the main way I was about to sell over 25,000 copies of my first book, “Juggling with Finesse.”)
Next Blog >>
Heading back to the LOWs group near The Salton Sea in California, then I do not know direction after that. Also, I have no more perishable food in the van, so I will not eat, starting tomorrow, anything, but I will be drinking green tea. I plan to do this drawn-out fast for a week. I will let you know if I die.