Growing up in a Roadside Attraction


Guest blog and true story by Tanya Ward Goodman, author of “Leaving Tinkertown” When I was a sophomore in high school, my dad, Ross J. Ward, strung a gas station air bell hose across our driveway and started charging people a buck each to walk through our back yard. That was the year that my […]

Route 66 Postpartum


Wikipedia defines postpartum as: “A postpartum period (or postnatal period) is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks.” Why is this word floating around my consciousness in relationship to the road I’m longing for? the great Mother Road of the US of A? I am now and have become “a child of the road”, a mere few times traveler who has now driven the entire length and breadth in one shot. Read more…

Lessons from the Road


Sunday September 21, 2014, written on the flight from LA to NY
First day of fall, autumn equinox

How perfect to return home on this day when the light and dark are equal. A mirror for the experiences I’ve had on this epic journey across America. The fellow next to me on the plane has the flight plan on his video monitor and within a few hours we have already crossed nearly half the country. I’m looking at that overview of the landscape I just traveled over many days and marveling that now in a plane that same distance is being traversed in no time.
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