prelude to a tour

It has, at last, come to this. Me: camera happy. You: finally getting a taste of the sweet, sweet light at the end of my tunnel. Today, a preview, tomorrow, full disclosure (and exposure) of the finished caravan. To read about the entire project, click here. This post was a part of Show Off Your […]

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it’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring

The first snow! As it fell into my coffee cup and hair last week, I felt ecstatic. Then I looked down into the mud I was drinking and quietly acknowledged the fact that I could wait no longer to fix the window next to my bed. I don’t remember how the glass in the window […]

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wagon vocabulary

w√§gler /way-gler/ noun a. A person who lives in a bauwagen. Literal translation: “wagoner.” steinh√§usler /sty-n-hoy-sler/ noun a. A person who lives in a stone house. Literal translation: “stone houser.” The detail of stone is included due to the fact that most houses in Europe are built of stone. In America, for example, the term […]

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the journey continues

For those of you just tuning in… In September, the Click Clack Gorilla and her Beard began a journey of epic proportions through the country of the Gorilla’s sordid origins (read: USA). After a luxurious week in New Jersey and several days of hand wringing in Philadelphia, they hopped in a rental car and headed […]

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there ain’t no kind of cure for my disease

When I left you last, intrepid readers, the Beard and I were in Filthydelphia, waiting for the Fed Ex man to bring the key to our imminent escape to Tennessee. Though I had long stopped believing in any sort of happy ending, our white-trucked knight finally rang the doorbell and pressed a new copy of […]

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sparks, stories

Between the end of fall and the beginning of wood stove season, there is a chill just mild enough that you can heat a small room with candles. Tonight, I light twelve candles, and when I find the chill no longer in the room, in my wagon, I sit very still in the soft light, […]

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