A philosophical look at my experience in a new place, with brand new people, and what it made me realize. Check it out here.
The road is two days away, but I can already feel the pressure and calamity of what we might be going in to. This is dangerous land and will either kill us both, or make us heroes. It’s hard to tell which. Severing a lot of bonds in order to make new ones. Tie together a fabric, weave the web, connect the dots.
Hard dreams come in waves sometimes. It’s hard to imagine where I am, when I look at where I’ve been. I’ve pushed through a lot of hard years, just looking for the daylight. I wonder now if I am still pushing, or if that is the daylight I see up ahead. Either way, I’m gonna keep fucking pushing.
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So here we are. Less than one week from departure. We are leaving for the road on Saturday, April 12th.
Before the itinerary let’s go over a few things.
First off, Twitter Travels is a project that me and @scarab are starting. It’s a massive road trip, meeting as many Twits as possible along the way. We want to be immersed in your cultures. We want to walk the dark streets of your city. We want to talk to you and anyone else that we can.
So why? Well, modern media is failing us as a nation. It’s too impersonal. It relies too much on the “facts” given by police and the AP. We are just normal people like you, but we want to break this media power structure. They have not been doing their jobs. It’s time to call them out and let the public know the real truth. What is the real truth? It’s people. Just like any of us. Not politicians. Not hate mongering newscasters. Unless, of course, they want to step off their pedestals and talk to us as equals.
Okay, a short itinerary for the trip.
Chattanooga, TN (start)
Florence/Muscle Shoals, AL – April 12th (to meet with @BrookeinBama)
Atlanta, GA – April 18th or 19th (to meet with @corvida)
Savannah, GA – April 25 or 26
From there down the coast of Florida a bit, as Scarab as family there, and I need to see the ocean.
Over to Pensacola, FL shortly there after to meet with @Devyl
Over to New Orleans, LA next, possibly tooling around in Mobile, AL, or Biloxi, MS on the way.
Then we are northward bound. Stopping in a few major cities on the way. Eventually to end up in NYC to meet with @BrooklynBeast and then up to Vermont for the Vermont100, where we will be his road crew for this 100 mile race.
After that we’ll be moving around the upper east coast for a bit, stopping in Rhode Island to meet with @prp2
More details as they are available.