Writing on the Road

I have to say, even for an obsessive writer like myself, I have found it difficult to keep up the habit on this trip. Trouble is that our crew has had such a good vibe so far on this trip (whiling away the miles by quoting movies, singing pop songs, making campfires and marveling at the many sights of Western ND – what every good road trip should be) that the thoughts which so often wreak havoc in my head have quieted down. It makes me realize how often I am wrapped up in observing the world, conceptualizing it, trying to describe it in words. The experience is a raw experience this time around, and I’m trying to appreciate that while I can, and just keep spare notes on things that I must elaborate on when I more bored and need to fictionalize some excitement into my normal life.

So this post is in hopes I do better keeping those notes for the rest of the trip and put something really great together for the WAND Chronicles, which I’ll be working on when I get back to NYC. The good news is that I have been able to keep up with the nodaikus, which are crucial little images for reminding myself of what it is like to be out here. Hope you haven’t been missing the Weekly Nodaiku posts too much, but if you have, here’s a recent image for the road.

hike, sun-spattered morn
collapse in a copse of trees —
rain passes over


About Jeremy T. Bold

Librarian (sometimes anArchivist) Intelligent and outgoing (sometimes ridiculous ;) Capable of entertaining faculty, students and the general public. Skills in multimedia print, audio, and video productions. And I like Catz. Yes, the animalz; I've never seen the musical. View all posts by Jeremy T. Bold

2 responses to “Writing on the Road

  • Royann Bold

    Jeremy, even though you are physically tired at end of the day, you need to lucubrate 🙂 as much as possible, as your readers really enjoy your creative prose! Love, RBB

  • David Burke

    I’m so sad to have become aware of this adventure as it’s ending. You guys are GREAT — I’ve just scratched the surface of your prolific blogging (about 2 hours worth, so far) and you’re so likeable and bright and such great communicators.

    Even though it seems possible to “pretend” it’s real time and read the blogs from start to end, this is the age of NOW and it’s hard to look backward.

    A am going to subscribe to this blog and hope you’ll all continue posting and that planning for your next great adventure will begin very soon — circumnavigating the great lakes does have an appeal — though those with urban sections would definitely offer different kinds of challenges than the wilderness sections. And I understand that Utah’s Lake Powel — which is far from a “great” lake has nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline. A lake hike might become your life’s work…

    Happy trails.

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