The road-movie of my life - blog by Gurdur


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The road-movie of my life
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Cultural happenstances on the road

Posted 15-Apr-2012 at 12:04 PM (12:04) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 15-Apr-2012 at 05:04 PM (17:04) by Gurdur

It's 05.30 am where I'm at, at the moment, and I've just woken up owing to the med insomnia, and want to try getting back to sleep soon, so just time for a quickie of a post, proper blog posts much later today.

I get along great with almost all those I meet on the backroads of West Virginia and elsewhere. I really like WV people, they remind me of where I've come from. Travelling in Ohio is a little different; while I like Ohio, you notice differences in behaviour in different regions...
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This is me at the moment

Posted 13-Apr-2012 at 09:17 PM (21:17) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 14-Apr-2012 at 09:42 AM (09:42) by Gurdur

This is me at the moment, this is where I am. Now in southern Ohio, driving long-distance into Amish country, about 4 hours ahead still of driving, pretty much out in the middle of nowhere at the moment. Pulled over at a handy and rare place with WiFi so I could make a short break and go online to do urgent stuff; I really want to do urgent blog posts on meeting Lisa, Ed and George, Never and Muddleglum, and others, I wanrt to do a very urgent blog post on the Anglican Mainstream fiasco, and one...
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Sweet Home Chicago - short notes from the road, and #Obama2012!

Posted 11-Apr-2012 at 04:11 PM (16:11) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 12-Apr-2012 at 04:32 PM (16:32) by Gurdur

On Monday I flew in from Germany into Chicago O'Hare airport, and hung around for 5 hours there till my next connecting flight onto West Virginia. I can't say I like the airport much; it's not bad as an airport, but it's not good to as a place to hang out waiting, since all the shops are only inside the secure zone, there are no good small places with lots of power-points to go online with, and there's no greenery worth mentioning nearby. Oh well, could be worse. I eventually did find a power-point...
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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a recalcitrant shrew

Posted 09-Apr-2012 at 01:37 AM (01:37) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 11-Apr-2012 at 04:25 PM (16:25) by Gurdur

I wanted to do a few blog posts on the road-movie of my life, and didn't get around to finishing reporting on the last trip, so I will start now. Typically a road-movie is some sort of individual self-exploration that doesn't really go anywhere real; all movement but no progress, really. This road-movie blog-post series of mine will be far more about other people and places, not about me.

Tomorrow I fly to the States, on a trip that will include brief side-trips to Ohio, West Virginia,...
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