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  1. Hi Joe,

    I just want you to know, I saw your article in WaPo and sought you out on Google. Your odyssey sounds a lot like mine. Though it was more like seven cities in twenty years, Seattle being the last one stateside, always with the intention of broadening my outlook for the sake of writing fiction. I finally got some screenplays and a novel out of it and, like you, still trying to publish. Give me a visit sometime.

  2. Hi Joe, we would like to help you with your project. Ever think about rent-free living? If you would be interested in having one of your future year long adventures be a rent-free living opportunity as a housesitter or property caretaker – let me know, and at no cost to you – we’ll do our best to find you a housesitter or property caretaker gig for a year.

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  3. You asked for poetry ideas: where does the fire go?
    The fire of one’s youthful loins when it turns gray and mellow.
    where does it go?
    Should we fight the change?
    Flow the change?

  4. just saw story about u on king 5. add me to the ‘jealous’ column. sixteen-year boeing engineer with more than a minor in philosophy and major lifelong travel bug, whadyathink? saving grace has been significant opportunities to visit suppliers and now a ‘december’ hubby whose retirement will allow me to return to writing. best wishes and happy travels to you!

  5. Hi Joseph, what’s new up there in Boston? drop me some snail mail at 1111 N. Hilton Rd., Wilm., DE 19803 when you get a chance. Q: How are the used book stores? Is there one called: 2nd and Charles? If so, check it out, they have free book bins outside! I get great books to read, sell or trade at other stores!

  6. Joseph, Your 10 year quest reminds me of the very interesting book I’m read now by Pete Jordan called DISHWASHER. He traveled all over the country washing dishes to pay his way. You can even see him on Letterman, via – he has a great writing style! I’m getting closer to finally moving into our new house. It’s been a long haul!

    • Hi Coby, it’s good to hear you are getting closer to making the move. That has been a long time in the works, I know. I think you mentioned Dishwasher to me a while back as I do recall looking that book up. I never did read it though, maybe I can track down a copy at some point. Cheers.

  7. Hi,

    I landed on your web page while I was surfing on the internet.
    Thanks for the outstanding posts.
    I liked reading them.

    I am running the I.A.C – Inscribink Authors’ Circle. We are a developing website with 10K+ followers on Facebook.

    Would you be interested in sharing one of your articles on our website ?

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  8. Hello,

    I’ve been reading your blog off and on for a few years now. I used to imagine what my life would be like if I left college and ventured out to some city I was unfamiliar with. I followed the normal path of my life and now I’m in a strange limbo land post-college and the wanderlust is creeping into my brain more and more often. I am wondering if you ever thought about going back and reviewing the cities before Nashville. I’d be very much interested in your large scale opinions of San Fran and Chicago. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    • Hi Dara,

      Thanks for being a reader. As you can tell, since I completed the project, I haven’t been writing for this site much. It would be a good idea to go back and review the cities from the first half of my project, but it probably won’t happen anytime soon.

      I will say this about both Chicago and San Francisco: I loved each city in their unique ways, and would recommend them both. The caveat is that San Francisco is prohibitively expensive (especially if you, like me, move there during the Great Recession; not recommended). Chicago is wonderful fun, like a smaller, cleaner, less hectic NYC.

      I’d be interested in knowing what you’re thinking about doing with your wanderlust. You can always reach me on this blog or by my email ( if you want ideas or are just looking to chat travel.



  9. Hey Joe, I don’t know if you remember me but I used to work at elephant and castle in Boston with you, I just wanted to say hi and I’m looking forward to reading and continuing this journey with you!

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