• BLOG 98—Hey, where did my tooth go?

    The Wanderings of Kit
    (Do you wander or just wonder?)

    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.

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    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to kitsummers.com/blog/

    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.

    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.

    *** 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME

    ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

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    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    I’m finding myself attending many libraries. Great places to work on my writing, grounds to sleep at, and even places to sell my books.

    As you might remember, I have a tooth that got infected and needs to be pulled. I have to finish up some antibiotics before the big pull. So, I am spending time on the east coast of Florida.

    WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>

    Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting, challenging and important on the path to joy and happiness.

    Inspiration >> The process of being mentally stimulated to do a certain thing.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.

    Words have power.

    You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

    When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

    Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control.

    You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!

    I hope the words I pick do help you.

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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>

    Think of your worst fears, now break each down and take it apart the smaller segments. Now, pretend this fear happened to your best friend. What would you do to help? What would you say to this person? Now, tell yourself the same.

    What if this did happen, would you still be alive?

    If so, what could have happened to you?

    Usually, when you break something down, the fear goes away. I have no fears, at all. Some people have a fear of death, I do not. Death is coming, no question about it. I don’t think about it and it really is no concern of mine.

    You have a choice, you can live life with fear and being upset, or live life with joy in fascination. Always choose right.

    Now, it’s time to get out there and do something incredible that you can rejoice in!
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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    1/11—I found a big parking lot to park and sleep in. I made dinner and prepared things. There were two cop cars across the parking lot. These guys were there for two to three hours just talking back and forth. And they get paid for that. I wanted to report them, but . . .

    For some reason, I could not sleep very well. I got up at like 2:30 and just read and did some things around the van. Then, at 4 a.m., I did my shower outside the van as I do. Of course, with no one around, a clean boy I became.

    12/12—I’ve been in Orlando for too long. You know how I am with big cities.

    Went to yet another Library. These libraries vary so much in what do you can do and what they allow. Such as, when I went to earlier only allows people to stay for one hour. Wearing a mouth covering is mandatory.

    Now the library I went to today, Rood Central Library, was quite beautiful and I could stay online and as long as I wanted to be there. They are even open tomorrow, Sunday! In the town of Cocoa, Florida, this is the place to be.

    Situated right on a bay, with trees and foliage all around; it’s like paradise. And also, I could connect to wifi outside, so even better!

    Right now I’m laid down to sleep right in front of the library. My view toward the east is the ocean, very nice, I must say. I here for Sunday and Monday, there were not be too many people around.

    Also, when I was in Orlando there was almost always a traffic noise in the background, wherever you were, it seemed. Here I hear quiet, much more excellent, I must say.

    As I wrote, Orlando got too much for me. With the traffic, the people and so much going on, I had to move on. So went toward the coast and found the Rood Library

    12/13Sunday today. Time to wash laundry – and I washed it all–clothes, blankets, sheets. Also, this morning, I once again pulled everything out of the van to clean the inside as I reorganized. There were a few things I found that I’ve been looking for, happy day.

    Even today, Sunday, the library was open from 1 until 5. So, of course, I took advantage of that.

    As you might remember, I’m spending time until I have to go back and get that tooth pulled. Taking some antibiotics that the doctor wants me to finish0 up before the pull.

    If I remember right from The Bugs Bunny days, she will tie a string onto my tooth, and tie the other end to the handle of an open door. Then she slams the door and the tooth gets yanked! (do they still do it that way?)

    Right now I’m just laying in my van voice typing these words to you. I see trees all around me, the weather is in the 70s, and I can look out over the bay. Talk about a comfortable life!

    12/14—In the library once again, opened at 9am. I think I will be moving on today, don’t know where, but here I go. This is

    I came over to the East Coast Florida and Cocoa Beach. Being a Monday, not many people here, which is a good thing.

    Went to a couple of food banks got some more grub. These places are so helpful, good people at most of them.

    Cloudy today, but that’s life. Passing by a lot of motels. There may be a quarter or a third full, people are just not vacationing, so it seems.

    Come to think of it, am I on a constant vacation? (I type this as I am smiling.)

    12/15—Awoke at a library once again. These places always seem so safe and clean, I really like to sleep at these reading establishments.

    Woke early once again. I seem to do better with less sleep. In my mind sleep is a waste of time, but I know that, as a mammal, it is a necessity. Hmm, are there any animals that do not require sleep?

    What a delightful morning.

    Grilling my chicken on my new stove. 

    Up early, around 4 am, as usual.

    I’m parked with my van overlooking the bay and did my shower routine. How nice it was to be in this wonderful place and be naked while showering – you should have seen it!

    There’s a small wooden Pier out behind the library. Couple of guys were fooling fish (what I call, “fishing”.) One guy had had a couple of catfish, he threw them back. So no dinner for him tonight.

    There are some squirrels, a whole bunch of them. I had pistachio nuts and gave them to the little creatures. They seem to love this treat. I got some pictures, hope you make him at all right.

    A lot of flying creatures this week, as in Boyds. Hope you enjoy the photos. I tried to touch a swan, he didn’t like that, I got attacked.

    I had crackers and chips so of course, I fed the flying fowl. They were very happy about that.

    I’m so happy I got a new wood-burning stove. Like the other one, it takes just twigs and little branches that are dead and dry for fuel. This one came with a little Grill, so I can cook up little pieces of chicken.

    At a recent Food Bank, they gave me red onion, some chicken, and salsa. I have some tortillas leftover. So yes, tacos again!

    12/16Back in Orlando. Yes, another big city oh, yuck. I had to return because tomorrow morning I get my tooth you yanked. To remind you, somehow one of my teeth got an infection in the roots of it. I had asked the dentist, and she does not know how and why this occurs.

    I really want to get out of this area. Big cities are not the place for me.

    Right now I’m parked on a side street near the dentist’s office. What’s it going to be dark here, I won’t have to put up any of the window coverings to block out light. I like that.

    The time is about 7:30 and the temperature is 80 degrees. I do like it down here. In the area I used to live, the temp is below freezing, and I see they’re going to have a snowstorm. By the way, I hate the cold.

    12/18—Yesterday I went to see the dentist. He examined my teeth and, in the X-ray, at one time, when they had a root canal done, a root didn’t get taken out all the way and that’s what got infected. So I could be there have the tooth pulled, or have them go back in and did the root canal correctly. I decided against having the tooth extracted, later I will have to have someone go in and fix the root canal.

    The place where the dentist is is downtown. I could not stand the area so I’ve done 10 miles out to the small town and found a small Library. This Library, as many do, has limitations. People can only stay in the library for one hour each day. But, they had a nice porch going all around the library and I outlets so that I could get on and get power whenever I want to, all night. That’s a good thing.

    At the doctor now about my high blood pressure. I ran out of medication about a month ago. I went today to get a filling from a dentist, I was told my blood pressure was too high but them to do any work on me.

    You see, because I can not feel the high blood pressure, I really don’t care. If I die, I die and life goes on for everyone else. I’m fine with that. Very sad right now, I guess you can tell.

    I’m writing to you from the doctor right now. I feel better than earlier. I taught four of the people who work here to juggle! They were so happy about the new skill, which made me happy, of course. So, I guess I do have something to live for after all.

    I am returning to the dentist to get that cavity filled, now that I have new high blood pressure medication. At a library near, as others, they limit people to just one hour in. I can connect from the outside, so I will make sure you get it. Are you reading my words? Be sure and let me know.

    I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.

    Either through Facebook or email, kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    (A silly challenge)

    As I was getting back to walking after my 37-day coma, the therapist said I was not swinging my arms as I walked. It is a natural human habit, but I had to relearn it. There are so many things we take for granted in life. Examine your life, what are you taking for granted?

    Your challenge for the week, which will take a conscious effort on your part, walk without swinging your arms. See if anyone notices. Let me know how it goes. This could be mind-bending.
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    NEXT BLOG>>
    Dentist on Monday, then back to the south with me.
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  • BLOG 97—Remaining in Florida

    BLOG 97—Remaining in Florida

    The Wanderings of Kit

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)

    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see your life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.

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    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to kitsummers.com/blog/

    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.

    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.

    *** 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME

    ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

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    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    So sorry, I did not keep track of my days and missed publishing my blog yesterday, Friday, as usual.

    Already getting colder here in Orlando, I might mossy on down south again in Florida, I like the warmer weather.

    WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>

    Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting, challenging and important on the path to joy and happiness.

    Inspiration >> The process of being mentally stimulated to do a certain thing.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.

    Words have power.

    You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

    When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

    Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control.

    You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!

    I hope the words I pick do help you.

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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>

    From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR MIND, USE IT RIGHT!

    For many years, the consensus was that if a person sustained a brain injury, that their brain would not be able to operate normally again. The general thought was that once a brain was injured and it could not heal, but in more recent years, doctors and researchers have found that the brain can be amazingly resilient.

    In my case, I have found that my brain and thoughts are actually much clearer in some aspects, and that I have a newfound perspective on the world. In fact, this book may not have existed if I still operated with the same thought patterns I used before my accident. YES, THERE IS MUCH HOPE FOR A BRAIN INJURY VICTIM.

    My brain experienced substantial trauma during my accident, and was sloshed back and forth in my skull. I have since discovered that our brain has so many neurons that when some neurons are damaged or die, other neurons can take on their functions.

    For your brain, you need to keep adding new knowledge and skills throughout your life to take full potential of your brains possibilities.

    YOU MUST KEEP LEARNING AND GROWING YOUR BRAIN FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.

    Your brain’s structure changes throughout your lifespan. Scientists no longer see the brain as an organ that is “hardwired”, and therefore inϐlexible. All the thoughts you think, all the experiences you have, all the love you show, all the changes you go through, actually shapes your brain by creating new neural pathways. Your brain is learning and therefore evolving all the way to our last breath. It is a truly amazing organic machine.

    Now, it’s time to get out there and do something incredible that you can rejoice in!
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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    12/5Drove into Naples Florida and went to a park. A lot of grass, a lot of palm trees, a lot of sunlight. The temperature right now says it is 83 degrees.

    Ate a big salad, did some juggling, did some reading – a happy boy am I.

    Up north where I was in Pennsylvania, the temp is in the forties and fifties. So glad I came down here, wish you were with me.

    I found an interesting place to head toward. On the west coast there is a small town call Boca Grande. So I’m going over there.

    As you might be able to tell, I like small towns much better than big cities. Each small town is unique, where each big city is always the same. Same shops, same businesses, same people?

    On the way, I stopped by Charlotte Harbor State Park. Walking on one of the trails, right away mosquitoes were attacking me. I decided to return to the van and, at times, I had to run to get away from the little buggers.

    I do have some insect repellent in the van, but didn’t feel like putting it on and returning out there, so, on the road with me again.

    It ended up there was a $6 toll to get to Boca Grande. As I said before, I’ve been to so many nice places that are very nice. Six bucks is not much, but I’d rather not pay a fee to see something. Yes, I’m cheap, but I’m smiling.

    After I started driving again, oh, I discovered that the little mosquitoes got me much–I’m one big itch.

    Did you know, mosquitoes have a liquid they put in your skin to make their blood-sucking-needle go in easier? It is this the initial liquid that makes you itch. So remember that the next time the little vampires go after you!

    12/6Drove through the town of Venice, did not recognize anything. I lived in this town back when, at the young age of 19, I was juggling instructor for Ringling Clown College back in 1979.

    I remembered nothing of the area. I talked with someone who told me the building for the clown school was demolished and replaced with housing. So, can’t test my memories for anything around here.

    I started driving up the coast.

    Sooo many vehicles!

    Sooo many people.

    I had to get away.

    So, I picked a town near the center of the state and here I am.

    12/7—You might think I eat tacos all the time. Just about once a week, tonight was once. They’re really quite tasty, and good for me too. When we’re together I’ll make tacos for both of us!

    Slept at the library last night, very quiet and nice. The library opens at 10, and now its 8, so I have time to spend. Had a few projects on the van. It rained last night so I couldn’t juggle on the grass.

    I was surprised that last night got cold enough to warrant getting out of my sleeping bag for the warmth. So, I have two blankets and my sleeping bag, so I’m warm enough to get down to zero degrees.

    As far as a sheet to cover me in sleep, I had someone sew a sheet so it’s like a sock around my body. That way, I don’t have to wash my blankets very often, but I wash my sheet every time I do a wash.

    So, my plans are to meet with my juggling friend Randy Cabral in Celebration Florida on Wednesday. I had some items from Amazon mailed to his abode. It is Monday and only a two-hour drive away from here. I will definitely visit on the West Coast of Florida and see what I can find.

    My only cost is fuel when I drive somewhere. I have plenty of food to last me a few weeks, and I carry seven, one gallon containers of water. You see, the longer I can stay put, I have no cost whatsoever. So, here I am!

    Most every Library has a grassy area where I can juggle.

    I have 100 books in the van to read.

    I still have plenty to keep me busy well staying put.

    I found that you can’t be anywhere near the coast in any part of Florida. Just too many people too many vehicles, I had to get away. So aim for the town of Wauchula, in the middle of the state.

    Yes, tacos again tonight, so delicious. You see, I have cheese and salsa in the cooler and it will eventually go bad, so I have to eat them up. No no no, I don’t mind at all.

    Right now I’m in the town of Wauchula, a nice small little town. I went directly to the library, which closed at 5. he will reopen tomorrow a 9 a.m.

    The library is on a busy street, so I parked behind the building at as nice small Park. I will sleep here tonight, should be nice and quiet. Goodnight for now

    12/8-9—At another library the night and then in the morning.

    What a fun day today. Some items from Amazon came in and my juggling friend Randy Cabral said I could use his address to mail them to. So the items came in and Randy and I met with Bob Whitcomb add celebration Lakeside Park.

    We did some juggling we did some talkingwas great to see my two friends. I remember Bob as being a big guy. At one point, he said, he’s who he was up to 444 pounds. He had some surgery on his stomach and at this point is down to 222 lb. I’m quite impressed, he looks great. You really did a good thing for himself.

    Bob, to my right, used to weigh 444 pounds!

    Like me, Bob lives in his van. A smaller o ne than than mine, it has worked for him for over a year now. He’s not performing very much right now, but he is figuring other ways to do things.

    Both Bob and Randy are good with their minds. They figure out other ways t do things, such as shows, such as they are each working on performing virtually.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Yes, it’s a new and different world we’re in right now.

    I still don’t think I like it as well as the last we had.

    Will humans have to wear mouth coverings for the rest of time?

    As you know, we’re in the town of Celebration, Florida. It’s a beautiful little town, laid out nicely and well-kept. My old juggling friend, Dave Finnigan, lives here. He was busy today and could not join us at the park.

    I repeat, what a nice day I had today.

    Right now it is 7:43pm. About a half-hour ago I was parked and settled in a residential area, but not near a house. I guess someone didn’t like that and a cop came on my door.. She said I could not sleep where I was parked, so I moved on. Of course, like all cops, she asked if I had any weapons. I asked her, “Why would they have any weapons?”

    Tomorrow morning I was planning to go to I dentist and on the way stop at a McDonald’s to get on their Wi-Fi. So I simply parked at the back of the lot at the McDonald’s and I’m here for the night. The road out in front has quite a bit of traffic. This traffic noise will be less and less as the night comes on. Hope you sleep well tonight.

    12/10–7:42am at the moment. The dentist opens at 8:00. This tooth is funny, so I have to see a specialist. You see, during the day the pain is not there, during the night it comes on, much. So, hoping this dentist can find which tooth it is and I may need a root-canal.

    I found out from the dentist that one of my molars in back has infection. The tooth has to be removed. I am taking some antibiotic right now, she wants me to finish the bottle then return for the extraction. So, some days to spend around Orlando, oh boy.

    Tonight I finished up the scrumptious tacos. This Taco week was fabulous. Tonight I finished up the cheese and salsa and only two tortillas are left. So it worked out perfect. Now I will have to do the same thing next week–ha-ha.

    Tonight I was careful where I parked for sleep. I am with a nice park to my left side, to my right is a closed down business. So, I won’t be disturbed tonight as I sleep away.

    There are many busy highways around Orlando. The place I found to park is quiet and away from traffic. Simply a great place for sleep tonight. Hope you sleep well.

    And, by the way, I built this van so I can have two single beds. So, you are welcome to join me anytime you want to in my travels!

    How about this – I’ve not shaved for a week now. The beard is starting, where will it go?

    12/11Today I went to a dentist and it looks like I’ll need to have a tooth extracted. It is one of my molars, in the back of my mouth, so, having it missing will not be seen. Later I will have an implant to fill the void.

    Initially, I went to a normal dentist how about this problem. They wanted 85 bucks test to diagnose me. Then, it would have been $1,200 you have a tooth taken out.

    So, I went to a community health center and their offices and patient areas we’re nicer than the other doctors. My cost, $35 for the initial visit– and that is all– there will be no charge to take my tooth out. A much better deal, I think, what do you think?

    Most of the night I have been awake. I will be doing my shower outside the van at about 4am. Just getting this blog prepared and edited for you so I can send it right away this morning. I promise you, I will keep better track of the days and get future blogs out on Friday.

    I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.

    Either through Facebook or email, kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Start learning a new language, how about Japanese? Learning a new language will streach your mind and thinking in a good way.

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    NEXT BLOG>>

    I’ve been writing back and forth with Alice.

    She is planning on joining me as I am traveling.

    I will let you know more later.

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  • BLOG 96—Key West!

    The Wanderings of Kit

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)

    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see your life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.

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    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to kitsummers.com/blog/

    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.

    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.

    *** 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME

    ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

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    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    The masks that people often “have” to wear are demining society. Not being able to see people’s smiles as they are walking toward you damages human life, I think.

    You know how I do not like it when people are not friendly and do not say hi. Now people just hide behind their stupid mouth covering and do not communicate in any way.

    I will often see someone who isn’t really even making eye contact and just say, “really.” I just want people to think before they hide away from human life.

    How about you, I hope you don’t “hide” behind your mouth covering and stay hidden from people.

    There was a guy cleaning the parking lot, with his, as they call it, mask, on. This mouth covering has not even been proven to be completely effective.

    The me, it’s like, sick until proven unsick. When I see young kids wearing their mouth covering, it’s just grotesque to me. All the young people now will grow up thinking their breath is poison and I believe that’s not good for the human mind.

    Cloudy days this week, but warm. I will stay in Florida for the next month, I think. Then on to who knows where, perhaps to see you? I hope so.

    WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>

    Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting, challenging and important on the path to joy and happiness.

    Inspiration >> The process of being mentally stimulated to do a certain thing.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.

    Words have power.

    You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

    When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

    Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control.

    You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!

    I hope the words I pick do help you.

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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>

    From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”.
    If you don’t already have these traits, they can be developed.

    1 – You try new things. As you know, familiarity is the best teacher. Try new things all the time to allow you to evolve as a person.

    2 – You accept change. You cannot get away from it, change is the only invariable. As a highly confident person, you may not always like changes occurring. Do you best to accept the changes and ride the wave of change. Learn to change with the changes.

    3 – You have a strong sense of self. You have knowledge of what you like and what you don’t. You have most likely built a strong sense of self by living a broad life and having a variety of experiences. Stretch yourself for more and new experiences—daily!

    4 – You learn from your past without dwelling on memories. The past will be a role in helping us move ahead in life, but not if we get fixed in your past.

    5 – You go after your goals and dreams. Drive forward as you can toward your good future, always reaching for more toward your end results.

    6 – You have a strong sense of individual limits. Don’t attempt to satisfy others just to make them happy. You must see your results and keep “you” happy.

    7 – You distinguish your mistakes” as learning opportunities. Don’t beat yourself up for your mistakes; realize that every slip-up is a chance to learn ways to be more victorious the next time. As a juggler, when you drop the ball, pick it up, learn, and continue.

    8 – You take risks. You make informed choices even if there is some risk involved. Know how to differentiate between a gamble and a risk. Get ready as much as they can and then go forward for those risks you feel are worth the effort.

    9 – You refuse to be under self-pity. As a highly confident person, you refuse to let the difficulties make you feel victimized. Of course, you feel sorry for yourself at times, but it is important not to linger in self-pity.

    10 – You can be alone with your own thoughts. Being on Earth can be quite a lonely place at times. Live your life without needing to fill every minute with conversation with others or by use of technologies (cell phones, e-mail, texting, yelling really loud, etc.) After all, each of us is finding our own individual direction.

    11 – You trust your instincts. Our mind will help guide us on our path to make the best decisions. Trusting your instincts helps you to make better choices; therefore, you have a better life!

    12 – You take care of yourself. You must treat your body with esteem by giving it a high-quality diet in the form of healthy food, relaxation, fresh air, and activity.

    13 – You enhance others, not degrade them. As a confident person, you don’t feel the need to build yourself up by putting others down.

    14 – You don’t beat yourself up. Of course, you are not perfect. Even the most confident of us have frail moments. Dust yourself off and keep going.

    15 – You celebrate your successes and the accomplishments of others. Truly confident people are not envious and backing away from other people’s successes. They celebrate other’s achievements.

    Now, it’s time to get out there and do something incredible that you can rejoice in!
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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    11/28What to do, what to do? I’m near Miami, so, of course, go to the beach! I only saw hotels and expensive houses along the shore.

    Then I came to South Inlet Park. With the greenery, a paradise in itself.

    First thing to do– jump into the Atlantic Ocean with me of course. The weather was quite warm, nice. And, like usual on the east coast of the US, still hardly any waves, like a bay it was.

    After the ocean the outdoor shower was terrific. I soaped up and became clean clean clean.

    So, yesterday I put my blog out early, not knowing if I would have Wi-Fi connection later. It ended up that I wasn’t, so I am glad I put it out when I did.

    Did you read?
    Did you like?
    Did you write to me and let me know what you thought of my words?

    11/29Miami—like other big cities—too many people, too many cars.

    I had to get it away.

    So far to get away from this place.

    But then I looked on the map and I found Biscayne National Park. I had to go. What a great hideaway, it was perfect. Quick to get there, from Big City to Wilderness in one short drive.

    I started seeing fields with fruit tree and palm tree farms, how perfect for me, from city to this, made me happy!

    In fact, I found a place in the fields to park and sleep. How pleasant it will be, no noise no lights no people no cars. But, I wish you were here with me.

    At this point, since I’m so far south anyway, time to return to Key West.

    And just if you are concerned, I still floss and brush every night– I’m sure that make you happy.

    To go down to Key West, I have a full tank of gas, the cooler is full of food and ice, my 7 one gallon containers of water are full, I’m ready to have a good time.

    I’m very happy with the place I found to park tonight for sleep. It’s already very dark, no humans anywhere around, and I will hear silence tonight.

    But, a couple of mosquitoes got into the van. I hear them buzzing around and ready to attack me. Yes, I will be under my sheets so that’s a good thing. I hope you sleep well tonight, I love you.

    11/30Every Friday when I put out my blog I feels like kind of a relief.

    Still driving south, around Miami now. Miami extends at least 100 miles is a circumference9.

    Today I went to another library where I will sleep in their parking lot, again. As I was setting things I saw a guy across the parking lot learning to ride his unicycle.

    Of course, right away, I had to start giving pointers, he did have one excellent ride at one point. I also showed him and his wife how to juggle with scarves. New friends were made.

    Here is me on my 7′ unicycle back in the 1970s. 

    They were quite impressed with my books and my story.

    Nice to get the acknowledgment.

    Because I ran over that thing on I95, I brought the van into Tires Plus to get a wheel alignment. They had a special deal right now at for a lifetime wheel alignment, so I did. Now, no more worries about the front end of the van.

    Heading down to Key West today. I’ve been there two other times. Before I drove straight through the other Keys (Islands) to get there. This time I will be stopping at each Key to explore, you will learn how it goes.

    First stop, Key Largo. Hotels tourists, and the like.

    Just passed a sign that said—Alligator Crossing—how fun!

    Exploring Key Largo what’s fascinating. On the island, vegetation grows thick on both sides of the Road. Very gracious it is. Many nice homes on Key Largo. Some are very secluded, which is quite pleasant, as you would know,

    Next was Plantation key. Today is Sunday so many businesses are not open. Yet, that means tomorrow, Monday, all the touristas will be gone, better for me.

    I’m on Marathon Key right now. Hard to find beach access, All the multi million-dollar homes are all on the shore.

    When I came upon a home just being built right on the ocean. I’m sure they’re going to spend millions for this home. I pulled in in the afternoon, already went for a swim in the ocean, very warm, I might add.

    It’s 2:12 in the afternoon and, as you know, I have hundreds of books to read with me. I will spend time reading I will walk around the area. This is where I will be for the night.

    Yes, I went for swim in the ocean. There are a bunch of birds on the small Pier where I went to the water. I made sure I did not disturb them, so they didn’t fly away.

    You see, this Key of Marathon has a library and I will be there tomorrow. It’s the only library I found in the area. Home for the night on land that’s worth millions. I’m right on the water, very clear and beautiful water all around. Wish you were here.

    Where I’m parked right now is called Tingler Island. Different parts each Key or Island has many names. Seems strange to me.

    Maybe I’ll just have to be a squatter and take over this property. Would you come and visit me? ( maybe it might be in jail, if I am a squatter?)

    There I was down in the Keys wondering why I was there. It was nice weather the first day, oh, then the rain came in. Still warm being so far south, rain brought in the cool, though.

    I have to do some gripping now. Seems that most drivers in Florida refuse to use their turn signal. If you know me, that’s a major thing that I do not like. It’s so easy to let other people know what you’re doing by using your turn signal. So, if you don’t use yours, that’s a terrible thing.

    Something else to complain about. I’ve had friends who seemed to turn against me. Most of these friends I had I have no idea why they might not like me.
    Tina Henry, Melodye Jensen, D Finnigan, Steve Margil, I don’t know where your hatred came from, but it is totally unnecessary. But, that really doesn’t bother me or affect me in any way. You see, I really don’t care, their loss.

    Yikes, another complaint. Yesterday I was decimated by mosquitoes. The itching started today and it is Extreme. Boy, those little buggers. 

    Ducky ducky ducky, I had to go to Duck Key, of course. A gated community, the guard said I had them a pass to get in. So I saw no ducks, no humans, no frogs, no lions, no creatures at all.

    There are some state parks I could have gone to, but they want money to go in. The last one wanted $4.50, not a lot, but it wouldn’t be worth it for me. I’ve seen things like that before, and even better.

    This drive out to Key West is 100 miles each way. But, worth the time, it’s a beautiful drive. If you ever get a chance, take the drive.

    With the bad weather moving in, there was no reason to stay in the Keys. So I took the Hundred Mile Drive back to the mainland.

    My van has been making a squeaky noise when I turn the wheel or when I go over bumps. I was quite concerned.

    I went to Tires Plus, they took a look, lubed up some fittings, and things are better. But still makes some squeaky, hopefully that will heal itself. Eventually the squeaks went away, a happy guy I am.

    After obtaining my van at about 5 p.m., I wondered where to sleep for that night. I found a parking lot with only a few cars in there, so that was my sleeping place for tonight. I made a bowl of chicken and rice, quite good.

    Still don’t know what’s next for me. Jules will be calling me in the morning calling me in the morning, we might get together.

    Because I went in the ocean and didn’t shower afterward, I have salt and water on me. Got to be quite itchy.

    I took a turn off on one of the keys where there are no people around. I took a shower as I do outside the van. Felt great afterward, nice and clean.

    Not sure what’s next to me after that. I’ve been to the Parks down here a few times, both Everglades and Big Cypress parks. I always like to go see the Wilderness, though. And hopefully, this time, I can pet an alligator! I would love that.

    Saw a couple live alligators, and I still have all my fingers!

    12/1Parked in a big empty parking lot for sleep last night. Is very quiet, with my window covers, that kept the light out. I still awaken between 2 and 4 a.m., which is enough shut eye for me.

    I’ve spent a couple of days in Miami. You know how I can’t stand big cities, I’ve had about enough. I had to get away.

    It is Tuesday and on the internet I found a nonprofit bike shop. I need a new wheel for the back of my bike. This place the hours are 6 to 9 tonight. I hope they have that size wheel, or, maybe they have another bike I can acquire.

    Already have my destination to go to from here tonight. I have to get away from this people in traffic and stuff. It is 5:15 p.m. now and I will let you know if anyone shows up for the bike shop. I hope so. It ended up that no one came by.

    Just reading in my van in the evening. As I was laying down reading, and I got a knock on my door. I thought they were cops but the ended up being building security guards, I think.

    They ask the stupidest questions, such as, what are you doing here? I answered, well right now I’m reading, then I will be sleeping.

    All cops ask many of the same ridiculous questions, their next question was, “Do you have any weapons or guns in your van? I answered, Yes, I don’t. Which totally mixed them up. Then I said, do you think I’d tell you if I did? Then I said, “Why that’s just a ridiculous question.”

    They asked me, “Have you been drinking?” I said, of course I have been. If a human doesn’t drink liquid, that human will die. I’m sure you’ve been drinking too, yes?

    One of these cops had a big rifle in his hands. I wasn’t about to joke around about that. Just seems like a little much.

    Next, I was going to ask, “And you actually get paid for this? But I held back.

    I moved on to a different area and I plan to sleep good tonight. I hope you also have a good sleep.

    12/2Slept in a quiet parking lot last night, very comfortable. Then, drove to a local McDonald’s to get on their free Wi-Fi.

    Miami!
    Another big city.
    I had to get out!

    Taking Route 41 to the West, this is one very straight road across the Everglades. And actually, there is not much to see. There are no roads that go into the Everglades, that’s a good thing for the animals.

    So right now I’m just driving though. Aiming for the small town of Chokoloski, mainly because of the interesting name. You’ll find out more later, of course.

    Yes, they have cell phone towers all over Florida; even here in the Everglades. I set up so that I can charge all my electric by the engine of the van, hooked into the cigarette lighter post.. A happy Kit Going down to the road.

    I took 41 West which goes through the Everglades and then goes directly into Big Cypress National Park, so two-for-the-price-of-one! As I said before, there are no roads that go into the parks, it’s really not much to see oh, nice drive, though.

    Big Cypress is a special place. Take a look >>
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mULRajIn34I

    I saw a campground, I pulled in. Not much here, but it’s a very clean and tidy camp. I found out they charge thirty bucks a night, $15 with my discount. When I can sleep somewhere for free, I’d rather not pay, so I moved on.

    I look at that, an art gallery right off the road. I can tell them that many people here but there was a couple taking care of the place. This artist is somehow special to the area. Only using black and white is work it’s quite nice. Take a look clydebutcher.com. He is still alive, by the way.

    Further down the road I stopped at a wildlife area with some walking places. I saw two Gators! They were small, but still, they would bite my fingers off. And, I wouldn’t even have a chance to try and bite their fingers off.

    I arrived at this glorious Campground at 1 in the afternoon. Has nice tables fire rings and you actually park on the grass. The cost is less, too. So I’m going to take everything out of the van, clean and organize and then put everything back.

    How not many trees around here, therefore, not much wood to the fire. But I went out and then gather what I could. I did find one big branch and some smaller. Also, dry palm fronds will burn, I have some of those for the fire also. The winds are up, might be difficult to get a fire and going. But you know me– try I will.

    Had a good sleep out here in the wilderness. For a change, I just laid around in my van until the sun was up. A cold start to the day, but things warmed up quickly.

    It’s been a few days, shower time. There was no one around, a great time for a shower outside my van. I pulled it around so that the open doors where to the wilderness. As I said before, I get it as clean as I do in any shower.

    Saw a couple of vultures, but it seemed that I wasn’t on their menu for the day.

    I’m curious, would you shower this way out in the wilderness where there is a slight chance people can see you? Myself, I have no trouble with that.

    12\3—Just because of its delightful name, I had to come and see Chokoloskee in southern Florida. Such a beautiful town it is. Right on the border with the Everglades and right on the water, this town has all how for joyful experiences.

    In fact, I am parked at a green area now, did some juggling and some organizing of the van. I really like this place. If you are around Florida, you must come and see this place for yourself.

    12/4—The van needed fuel, I saw there was a Costco within about 15 miles. They always have the lowest price for gas, so I did. Picked up a couple other items I needed, too.

    Pulled into Naples, Florida, and the Collier Library. I know this name well, I graduated from Collier Jr. High in San Diego (no connection, but the same name.) This library is open, unlike many, and I can plug in and get on their wifi, a good thing.

    I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.

    Either through Facebook or email, kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Do you take any medications? If you do, this week look into natural remedies for what ails you. Best for your body to go the natural route (usually a lot cheaper, too.) What about working out, would that help? Keep safe while doing this.

    Over the years I have only taken one medication for high blood pressure. I am looking into various ways to avoid the medication.

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    NEXT BLOG>>

    Not sure what direction next.

    Do you have any ideas for me?

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  • BLOG 95—92f today!

    BLOG 9590f today!

    The Wanderings of Kit

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)

    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see your life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.

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    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to kitsummers.com/blog/

    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.

    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.

    *** 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME

    ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

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    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    Each Friday I put out my blog, as you know. After it goes out it is like a relief and that I am starting a new life each week. I have to look for new experiences and adventures to take you on. Kind of exciting, I must say.

    Most roads are in excellent condition in this state, the temperature is comfortable, the people I’ve me are nice, yes, Florida is a great place to be.

    I drove by the turnoff to the town I used to live in. You see, in 1979, at the young age of 19, I was hired to be the juggling instructor for Ringling Clown College—yes, I taught clowns to juggle and perform.

    WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>

    Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting, intreging and important on the path to joy and happiness.

    Inspiration >> The process of being mentally stimulated to do a certain thing.

    I hope to inspire you with my words.

    Words have power.

    You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

    When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!

    Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control.

    You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!

    Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!

    I hope the words I pick do help you.

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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>

    From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”.

    As I was recovering, I found that I had the same eating habits as before the accident but without the same amount of juggling practice and exercise, so I started to gain weight. After a time, I saw that the way I ate was a matter of discipline and control.

    If I could learn to control my mind, I knew that I could also learn to control my eating habits.

    With some research, I learned quite a bit about health and eating habits. In reflecting on the changes I needed to make to keep myself from gaining more weight, I realized that much of what I ate was out of learned habit.

    Many of us are habituated to eating a certain number of meals at a certain time of day following a prescribed way of making up our plates with this much carbohydrate and that much meat and the list could go on and on.

    The first step I took in breaking the learned habits was to eat only when I was actually hungry. I also made sure that I stopped eating when I had had just enough to get me past that hungry feeling.

    I also had learned that incompatible food combinations robbed me of energy and added to my weight gain, so I started to make up my meals and my plate in ways that would give me energy and not cause me to gain additional weight.

    Control your eating and you control your life.

    I later began a form of intermittent fasting and wouldn’t eat anything after nine at night (this later was moved to seven.) There are several reasons to put a buffer of at least three hours between food and sleep.

    First, your body does most of its detoxification while you are sleeping, and if it has to digest food instead, you are missing out on crucial detoxification of other gunk and junk floating in your body.

    Also, as you sleep, your body has to work extra hard to digest food and that food can transform into excess weight easily.

    Many people might look at these habits and think they are difficult to do. Food cravings can be really strong sometimes and when you really want a cookie or some ice cream at eleven thirty at night, it can be hard to just tell yourself no. Do the right thing.

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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    11/21—Was at a library last night. I simply stayed where I was parked and slept there. Then, in the morning, I saw they had electrical outlets on the porch, so I plugged in while using their wifi. I do like libraries.

    I’ve passed from South Carolina into Georgia, getting warmer already on my way south, I love it.

    11/22-23—Spent the night at Foster State Park in Okefenokee National Park. What a terrific area, although I did not see any wild animals. I never knew you had a state park, Chris Foster.

    Last week I wrote about my time at Congaree National Park. I just found a great film on this delightful place. Enjoy this >>
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vo7RzGH0y0

    Sorry to say, I was at a McDonald’s around midday to get on their free wifi. I was backed in and I saw a continues line of cars going through just to get a bit to eat. What a waste of time and gas, can’t they make a breakfast meal for themselves?

    What was even more disturbing was about every person I saw go into McDonald’s to order and get food was over-weight, many outright obese. This shows what fast-food attracts, I guess.

    I’ve returned to Salt Springs Recreation Area, a superb area. With the lake to swim to the wifi available to the wilderness all around, I couldn’t ask for more. Take a look here, you will love it >>

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CNI9u9cOMY

    The cost for the site is $22, with my discount I get half off of that amount. Tomorrow I will go into the lake and also take a shower. Many places that have showers available charge eleven bucks to get clean, so, with the camping and the lake, well worth it.

    Spent the afternoon parked where I could get wifi, now I am in my campsite. I hear an assortment of childhood laughter and joy, music to my ears. So great to hear this young people experiencing new things. Do you remember your first times camping?

    Because of substantial rain last night and this morning, I will not be having my usual huge fire. I miss that, I do like my fires. But, I am having a tasty glass of wine tonight, does that make up for the fire? (well, I would have had the wine either way, so, no.)

    Something that surprises me, I’ve been thinking much of Todd Smith recently. Todd was a juggling prop maker and a very likable guy. He died a few months ago, I think from Cancer. It is going to happen to all of us. Are you accomplishing what you want before your end?

    11/24—They call it, “The Sunshine State”, today it is proving why. The temperature right now is 30.55c (87F), with a bright sunny sky. So glad I meandered down here.

    11/25—Back into Georgia, that’s when. I had to put on my shorts and take off my shoes. And this will be my dress for the winter in Florida>>:-)

    So, going to Okefenokee Swamp. Crossing Florida then back into Georgia. Found a street away from everything in the town of Fargo in Georgia.

    Arriving at about 4:30 in the afternoon, there was time to cook up the chicken I’ve gotten and to open a beer with smile on my face.

    Starting with the greatest salad with lettuce and tomato and a tasty salad sauce on top – – it made for the start of a perfect meal (I think the name should be changed to “Salad sauce” as opposed to “Salad Dressing”.)

    On the chicken, I cooked it with a great Tsu sauce. I ate about half of the chicken, I will use the rest tomorrow for chicken tacos. Care to join me? So, later, I didn’t get the usual five inch corn tortillas I usually obtain. These ones are bigger (and tastier.) I used all the rest of the chicken on one taco, made it huge with the lettuce, cheese, onion and sauce. Wish you were here to eat it with me.

    I will be sleeping right where I’m parked, not really any houses around here. Very quiet, looks like it will be very dark, too. Just the way I like it.

    Right now it is 5:30pm. I’ve had my delicious dinner, put everything away, cleaned up everything that needs to be cleaned, and now I’m laying on my bed with a smile on my face, getting ready to do some reading.

    I found that, living in the van, or really, living anywhere; you need to keep stuff where it goes. I see so many people who just “put” stuff. If you keep everything where it goes, life goes much smoother.

    As I was laying in the van, a police vehicle pulled in behind me with his lights on. He had some complaints from neighbors. Something different always upsets people. He told me I should move.

    So I moved on at 8:30. I went to find the road to get to the state park, which I did find. I found a place to park along the road where I’ll sleep tonight.

    I don’t expect any vehicles to come by and I’m not near any houses. So, I will have a dark and a quiet sleep. Good night to you, by the way.

    In the Okefenokee swamp now, They say you can see black bears, raccoon’s, alligators, possums, and other animals. I said nothing, nice area though.

    As you know, I live in a van I travel. Often I get food from food banks; I eat well. You might think me a Vagabond or a Drifter or Homeless. Yep, I am none of those, and all of those? I live a life that I want on my conditions, therefore I am quite happy.

    YesI am rich!

    When you have a simple lifestyle of few desires you always have more life and enough money. I am quite comfortable with the lifestyle I have developed.

    The secret to happiness, you see, is being able to cultivate a simple lifestyle of few desires That way you always have enough money.

    I love my life in the van traveling. Although, I do get lonely, at times. I would love to hear from you, or perhaps, I could stop by for a visit?

    So, you see, the secret to happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy with less!

    11/26—Right now I am parked outside a library on their wifi. It is 2:21 in the afternoon and I believe I will be staying right here for sleep tonight. Then I will drive to Discount Tire about that trouble.

    Met up today with my old friend Jules Manas. He was actually my boss at one time when I worked for ADVO near Philadelphia. He is down here to take care of his mother, who is 96.

    Jules owns a camper van and says he is going to start living as I do. Another I inspired to change their life. How about you, could you redirect your life to have the freedom that I am finding in my travels?

    Jules asked me about little things that might come up, like going to see a doctor. I told him that I deal with things like that when they might come up. Such as, I have gone to see a doctor at an Urgent Care before, which is are all over the place. You just deal with things as they come up, as you would with any kind of life you are living.

    Also, in a cooler, Jules brought me everything I need for an excellent Thanksgiving dinner tonight. Thank you so much, my friend, I will enjoy that.

    As you see, a brightly colored bird was on my head.

    Yesterday I ran over something on the freeway that blew out my driver side rear tire. I will be going to Discount Tire tomorrow to see about getting their help. For some reason they don’t work on Thanksgiving day. Very upsetting about the tire, I must say.

    5:50am—Last night I slept at a library, very quiet, quite nice (did you notice, quiet and quite used together?) I’ve moved down the road and am parked at Discount Tire now waiting for them to open.

    I don’t know if you have ever dealt with this company, but I find all the service people to be kind and helpful, the prices excellent, and the stores are always kept very clean and nice; a very well run business.

    If you need tires for your vehicle, I urge you to check out Discount Tire.

    I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.

    Either through Facebook or email, kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Go without eating anything for at least a full day (keep drinking fluids, though.)

    A few months ago I did not eat anything for an entire week (only drank green tea). I got through it and felt better after, never did get hungry. That could be a challenge for you, too?

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    NEXT BLOG>>

    Hobnobbing in Florida, what more could a guy ask for?

    Just north of Miami now, too many vehicles already.

    Wish you were here, you’d love it!


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  • BLOG 94—Back to the warmth

    BLOG 94Back to the warmth

    The Wanderings of Kit

    (Do you wander or just wonder?)

    With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life. By writing this blog I want to inspire you to see your life in a different and/or better way and find joy how you can.

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    *** Remember, to read past blog posts, go to kitsummers.com/blog/

    *** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.

    *** If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.

    *** 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 WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME

    ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!

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    INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>

    As you know, I was traveling up north to meet with Alice, who my heart fell for after we were writing words back and forth through Facebook. On my way up to Buffalo, NY, I figured out that I was chasing something that might not even be there. So, back south I went.

    Then I connected with Liisa (yes, spelled with two i’s). She suggested I come back north and the two of us could go see Suzi Wallace Fire (yes, “Fire” is a real name passed on from her ex-husband.) Wondering if something might develop between us, back to the north for me. We are all about the same age.

    What a wonderful day of remembrances we had between the three of us. Something with Suzi was not in the cards, it seemed, but great to spend time with her and Liisa.

    Right now I am typing while parked back at Congaree National Park (I’ve taken you here before, remember?) As I’ve written previously, a small park, but I love any wilderness.

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    WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>

    Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting and important on the path to joy and happiness.

    Inspiration >> The process of being mentally stimulated to do a certain thing. I hope to inspire you with my words. Words have power.

    You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determine everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.

    When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control.

    You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking – and that’s where motivational quotes come in! Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!

    Me I hope the words I pick do help you.

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    BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS >>

    1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Gandhi

    Live for what’s worth dying for, and leverage technology to create the world you wish to see.

    2. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein

    Tapping into genius is simple in theory yet hard in practice. It comes from mastering the one activity you love most.

    3. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — George Bernhard Shaw

    Experiments are necessary for the experiences that create growth and new opportunities.

    4. “He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because he fears.” — Michel De Montaigne “

    FOMO creates suffering, yet those who suffer, have FOMO.

    5. “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.” — Mother Theresa “

    Love is necessary for a healthy life. We think to live a healthy life, just like food and water. I practice daily by loving everyone around me.”

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    MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

    11/14You may have thought I learned my lesson last week about chasing girls I know from the internet. Yes, I am heading north again to meet up with two beauties I know through the internet. (I also know them in person, so, different this time.)

    I meet with them on Wednesday, I have five days to do—what? I will spend the time right, you’ll see. Liisa I no mainly from first knowing her brother, the great juggler Dana Tison. Suzi I remember from when we met in the early eighties when she was in the performance field. Dana throwing 5 torches, below. 

    In the past I got my tires from Discount Tire a year ago. Time for a tire rotation. There is no charge in that I got the tires from them. What a great company and excellent time today in dealing with them. If you need tires, check them out.

    So, this evening I checked into The Best Western Hotel (well, I will be parked in their lot to sleep the night in the van. No guests, no employees, no one here—so hard in the world right now.

    While at Discount Tire I dropped my computer on my foot. My foot cushioned the computer from harm, but my foot is quite damaged. The computer slipped out of the bag while on a table and fell on my foot slicing edge first. Hurts like hell tonight, I will let you know tomorrow.

    So, I was in the Jacksonville, FL area, and you know how I hate big cities. So, to the north I went out of the main part of the city.

    Eventually getting to North Carolina where I met up with Liisa Tison-Pyke. Then, the two of us will be going to visit our old friend Suzi Wallace Fire.

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    11/15Drove to Best Buy in Charlotte, South Carolina. My computer needs to be looked at to make it faster and make sure everything is running sufficient,

    As you might know, I carry with me or 100 books in the van for my reading pleasure. Right now I’m reading “Family Happiness” by Leo Tolstoy. I’ve heard about his amazing writing, but I’m just not seeing it while reading this book. Have you read this? What do you think?

    11/16As you know my computer is at the shop, Best Buy and with Geek Squad. Strange, I feel lost without it. Mainly to write this blog to you each week, but I also enjoy YouTube videos. Currently I am using my phone and voice typing.

    I drove by more cotton fields today, hard to believe they can make your shirt from these little balls.

    It wasn’t too long ago, but it’s hard to remember not having computers or GPS or a portable phone. We got along fine without them in the past, at times I almost want to switch back to that time.

    Without having a computer to use, I had written down some food banks to go to so I can collect more food. I have enough to last me for a month, I believe.

    It surprises me how many people attend these places to get food. Lines of people and or lines of cars, it’s incredible. And, I am seeing some very nice expensive vehicles. Of course, people have to eat!

    11/19-20—Stayed, once again, at Congaree National Park. Such a small park, but I do like it here. Last night I slept in the van while parked in a dirt parking lot. Very quiet—very dark—the way I like it.

    I’m lonely out here, I would love to hear from you.

    Either through Facebook or email, kitsummers@gmail.com

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    MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>

    Remember your math skills from back in school?

    See if you can do this with just your brain and your hands, then let me know >>>

    327×429= ??

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    NEXT BLOG>>

    Heading toward Florida, again, back to warmer weather.

    Like I wrote before, if you live in Florida let me know, I would love to visit.

     


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