Tight Ass

So back in the day, in 2004 or so, when I was married to a Microsoft guy and still had snazzy health care, I finally went to a butt specialist doctorguy to find out why it had bled and hurt every time I took a shit since I was a teenager. It had taken me […]

I will be the first person to caution fantastical daydreamers that I have not chosen an easy life, and I didn’t fit myself into a van on a whim, but after over a decade of culling and evolution. Even then the transition wasn’t simple or painless. I had a couple breakthroughs the last two days: […]

15 things I’ve learned in 6 months (and counting) on the road

I’ve been on the road forĀ over 6 months now. Here are a few tidbits I’ve learned. The single most important aspect of traveling long term in a vehicle is having a comfortable place to sleep. People as a whole are simultaneously much cooler in general, and occasionally also much more fucked in the face, than […]

Adios, Austin!

Leaving with an expanded resume, a touched heart, my hands full of new helpful tech, and a head full of ideas. Also I learned that sometimes there ARE good reasons, to water dirt. Get updates at http://patreon.com/courtnee

Nearing the Bosque

As is per usual for my cycles of things, I’ve spent the last two weeks or so in a weird funk, anticipating the next stage of my life, which has me leaving the van behind with friends in Texas and traveling to Mexico. “So I’ve noticed a lot of procrastinative anxiety and difficulty articulating the […]

Next up: The Bosque Village

The conversations have been had, the mutual admiration has been expressed, the values and goals are well aligned, the time is right, the action item list is soft drafted. I’ve the plane ticket and the passport renewal submitted in plenty of time (presuming no catastrophic postal issues) and am thus ready to let the population […]

Belonging

I used to think I would never find a place I belonged. The lonliness filled me to the point that for a long time I didn’t even have the energy to wander anymore, looking for it, literally or figuratively. I’d talk myself out of going anywhere I felt I might find my place before the […]

Road update from Denver

This is going to be quick, because I’ve spent most of my limited tolerance for computer time editing images and uploading them for print. Basically, in the last few days I have discovered: It is difficult to get same-day automotive service in bumfuck, the brakes have stopped shuddering and are probably loose again (but the […]

Road update from Bozeman, MT

I’m back on the road as of Sunday, after spending a full week staying with friends in Spokane. I mostly rested a lot, took many baths, ate ice cream, and hung out. Van life is also a lot more comfortable now that I got the windows tinted. NW Solar in Spokane did a great job […]

The journey that began thrice

Originally, I was planning to leave for Spokane last Friday, giving myself a whole day to prep for the house show I was to be headlining in Spokane on Saturday. Alas, a 3 hour brake job ended up taking all day long on Thursday, setting me back and causing me to be working late on […]

A place to lay my head

Over the last two days, with the guidance and collaboration of my friend Chris, I used a hacksaw, a jigsaw, both a table AND hand held grinder, an oxygen torch, assisted with two types of power saws and a drill press and all sorts of other shit I don’t even remember, in order to make […]

I’ve broken through. I’m done with the fear phase. I am so fucking glad I am getting out of the cycle of modern capitalist society. I am so fucking glad I will no longer have the weight of paying for a stupid fucking building on my shoulders. I am so fucking glad I will no […]

Trip Brainstorm

Been thinking about places I want to be heading when I hit the road next month, and how long I might actually be gone, where I might want to be during winter, etc. Some places I am going just to check them out, some places I am going because I have a friend or two […]

Tiny dreams hit the road

As part of Year of the Nee, I’ve recognized a few things about myself that I’d discovered at one time and then lost again. Things like an affinity for dinosaurs, and reading fantasy and sci-fi books. I’ve also gotten back to music by making a very focused album (the whole thing is about patriarchy) in […]