Category Archives: Real Life

Shutting Down for Now


I’m about to shut down the laptop for the last time as a resident of Elizabethtown, KY.  We will be spending a couple of days in Louisville before heading down to New Orleans, but I will be ridiculously busy getting the apartment closed up tomorrow.

It’s funny, moving out of a place you’ve lived in for so many years.  Everything is familiar, but it also has this alien feeling.  It’s like your soul has already moved on, but your body has to catch up.  Kathryn and I drove around a bit tonight, just reminding our senses what this town looks and feels like, firming the memories in our brains.

The conversation turned to places we’ve lived and good memories we had there.  No matter where we live, or who we know, we make our own lives.  We make our own joy. We take out of it what we put in to it.

So, E-town, here’s what I’m taking out of my life here–

  1. You’re never really alone if you have friends.
  2. Nobody can take your integrity away from you.
  3. Just because people don’t agree with you doesn’t mean they don’t like you.
  4. There is no shame in asking for help.
  5. Always make friends with the servers…..

The next time I post will probably be from Arizona.  Until then, I think I’ll just say what Kathryn’s been saying all night:

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Love to you all–


P. S. Road trip begins very soon, and I’m itching to get to a Stuckey’s!