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Return Of The Light

Most importantly the shortest and darkest days of the year also celebrate the return of the light. Details in Return-Of-The-Light-Bob Davis Podcast 1080.

Their Celebrations

Certainly we have our winter celebrations.

Birth Of Light

Above all they celebrate the birth of light.

Human Race

These days I think a lot about how old the human race is.

And how these celebrations have evolved over the eons.

Ancient

That is to say they resonate with us because they are ancient.

Old West

Firstly when I am in the desert I think about the Old West.

Secondly and perhaps more importantly there is evidence of the Spaniards here.

And the Indians before the Europeans came.

Even more there’s evidence of those who came before the Indians, who were immigrants to this region at one time too.

And all the ancients.

Standing On Their Shoulders

We stand on their shoulders today.

Difficulties

Finally I’ve done some podcasts recently about potential economic difficulties.

Future Dread

The result has been some listeners and subscribers feeling dread about the future.

Winter Rituals Give Us Hope

However even when times are tough this winter celebration and ritual gives us hope.

Picking Up The Pieces

Because no matter what happens we’ll pick up the pieces and start again.

Change

Above all we don’t like change.

Can’t Always Plan

In fact we react to more than plan for setbacks and difficulties.

Take A Breath

On the other hand I think it’s fair to say we use these rituals at different times of the year to take a breath.

To draw strength.

And keep on keeping on.

Message Of Hope

Therefore here’s a message of hope for everyone.

In conclusion things may get worse before they get better.

We Make Sure

But they always get better sooner or later. We make sure of that.

Heavens

Finally take a moment to join your ancestors this season and look to the heavens.

Stars and Moon

See the same stars, moons and planets they saw, going back thousands and thousands of years.

Light and Hope On The Way

And look for the signs of light and hope for the future.

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Are We At A Turning Point About To Erupt

Above all this podcast asks if we are at a turning point on the eve of an economic eruption. Details in Turning-Point-Eruption-Bob Davis Podcast 1079.

Watching Markets

Firstly I have been watching the economy and the markets very closely ever since the rapid increase of fuel prices last year.

Secondly I’ve done a series of podcasts detailing what I have learned about this situation.

Finally I am clear on the causes of the current inflation.

And the solution.

About To Suffer

Even more as the central banks work to smother the current inflation, we’re about to suffer.

Volcanic Social Eruption

That is to say when it goes it could be a volcanic eruption in our society.

Of course people might say I am a pessimist.

I am not.

In fact I believe all of this will eventually be seen as a positive development.

Difficult Road Ahead

However we have to get to through the difficult road ahead first.

Top Of The Roller Coaster

For example imagine yourself at the very top of a roller coaster.

As the coaster heads down there’s a feeling of weightlessness.

And then fear.

Biggest Bubble In History

That is to say today we have what many experts describe as the biggest everything bubble in history.

The More You Know

Certainly I have learned the more you know about these things the less you know.

But what interests me are the potential volcanic effects on our society.

And the melt down.

Round House

In conclusion it’s as though our train as reached the old fashioned round house house having come in on one track.

And being turned to go out in a different direction.

Living Through The Easy Part

In short if you think the past couple of years have been tough think again.

We’ve been living through the easy part of the cycle.

In the same vein now comes the hard part.

Clinging To The Old World

Finally given the situation it’s interesting how people use debt to cling to an old lifestyle.

Ignorance Is Bliss

And how many seem unaware they’re living on top of a volcano.

About to erupt.

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Ridiculous RV Rig Prices

Most importantly when people are paying fifty percent more for fuel they can’t afford these ridiculous RV and Rig Prices. Details in Ridiculous-RV-Rig-Prices-Bob Davis Podcast 1078.

Paid Shills

Furthermore it’s the paid prognosticators on YouTube doing the RV salesperson’s work by telling people rig prices can’t come down.

Engaging On This Issue

Firstly I got into a little bit of a tiff on Instagram recently because I decided to engage on this price issue.

Prices Cuts

Secondly this podcast explains why price cuts are on the horizon.

And I reference another podcast I did some months ago on economic issues.

Nomad Perspective

Certainly I see things from the nomad perspective.

That is to say we don’t like to spend money.

Some Have More Resources

Certainly some people come to this lifestyle with more resources than others,

In addition others buy an RV to use every now and then.

Sticker Shock Prevails Among All

But even the causal RV person is shocked at what dealers are asking for these rigs.

Rising Interest Rates

Even more there is the issue of rising interest rates and less liquidity in the banking system.

Breaking Point

To clarify most financial people these days say we’re reaching the breaking point on inflation.

Wholesale Prices Plummeting

It’s early yet but as a result wholesale prices for used cars in particular are plummeting.

Dealers Jacking Up Prices

However dealers are jacking up prices to get the most out of the consumer before the whole thing goes south.

And it will.

RV Dealers Playing The Same Game?

One wonders whether RV and Rig sellers are playing the same game.

Finally we nomads usually operate with rigs cobbled together from heavier duty vehicles

Moreover we are often very choosy about creature comforts.

Versatility and Reliability Win The Day

And we’ll often choose versatility and reliability over hardwood floors and double door refrigerators.

Experience Is The Best Teacher

That is due to the fact that experience is the best teacher.

You Don’t Need A Double Door Fridge Out Here

To sum up to the nomad borrowing tens of thousands of dollars to overpay for a shiny new rig is just not an option.

Change Is Coming

Finally the overall economic picture suggests things are about to change.

Deflation

In fact big price reductions on almost everything may be in the picture soon.

Sales People Always Say This Is The Best Time To Buy

However sales people will always tell prospects it’s a great time to buy.

YouTubers Too

Including those prognosticators on You Tube.

Eye Opener

In conclusion always do your own research.

But don’t forget to look at the overall economic picture at the same time.

It’s an eye opener.

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Celebrating Two Years A Nomad

Firstly very happy to be celebrating two years of nomad travel. Of course year two is very different from year one. Learn more in Celebrating-Two-Years-Nomad-Travel-Bob Davis Podcast 1077.

Review and Travelogue

Secondly reviewing the year takes the form of a travelogue.

Thanks and Appreciation

And there are many people to thank along the way.

Fuel Prices

Certainly fuel prices dictated a change in how this nomad travels.

Most importantly I like to drive.

That is to say I am one of these people who can cover a lot of ground.

Quartzsite

But at the beginning of this second year of nomad travel those fuel prices grounded me in Quartzsite, Arizona.

More To Nomad Life Than Driving

As a result I realized this is life is like peeling an onion.

New Layers

Therefore getting down to the new layers this year meant friendships and more.

Remembering Details

In addition I had to review images and podcasts from the year to remember details!

Like A Dream

In other words much of this life is so much like a dream sometimes that’s how you remember it.

Utah and Colorado

For example reviewing images on my phone made me realize I did do some travel this summer.

And got to know Utah and Colorado pretty well.

Friendships

Above all this has been a year of developing friendships and realizing the benefits of the nomad community.

Adventure

As well as quite a few adventures.

Stories In This Podcast

Certainly I’ll tell a few stories from the experience in this podcast.

A Nomad’s Childhood Roots

However I go back to my childhood for some snapshots that explain the drive to hit the road later in life.

Healthier Life

More importantly I have outlined the reasons I think this lifestyle is actually healthier than life back in the world in previous podcasts.

Community and Bonds

Even more it’s the community and bonds with people I have met that made the most of the year.

Nature Of Our Time

Finally I don’t think any of us know where we’ll be in a year.

Indeed that seems to be the nature of the time we’re living through.

Choices

On the other hand we do have choices.

The Road Is The Prescription

Hitting the highway for adventure and growth certainly was the prescription for me.

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Nomadlife Is A Healthy Life

Above all if you’re a nomad I say #nomadlife is Healthy Life. Find out why in Nomadlife-Healthy-Life-Bob Davis Podcast 1076.

Research Study Shows

Firstly this podcast is based on research results for people younger than 24.

Hit Hard

Certainly they have been hit hard the last few years.

Older People Too

But older people have suffered too.

Aging Ten Years In Two

Secondly we’re talking about aging ten years in two.

How To Be Saved From The Same Fate

And I believe being a nomad has saved me from the same fate.

Podcast

Therefore I did a quick podcast on the study results.

Less Open

For example the study shows people to be less open, responsible and social in general.

Nomadlife Requires The Opposite

On the other hand I find nomad life requires us to be more open, responsible and social.

To clarify I certainly didn’t start out that way.

But over time these qualities emerged.

Stresses Back In The World

In addition the stresses back in the world have not been a part of my life the last two years.

Aged Quickly

In the same vein do you feel someone in your life is aged quickly the last few months?

Or become more brittle?

Open Road

During the struggles of the last few years I’ve been on the open road.

And it has been a tonic.

Depictions Of Nomad Life Inaccurate

However most of the depictions of nomad life suggest it is not healthy.

It’s Not Easy

Most importantly it is not necessarily easy.

But what life is?

Mental Health Qualities

Finally one of the measures of mental health is how you score on empathy, responsibility, creativity and social activity.

And nomad life requires those qualities.

Commonalities Not Differences

In short we tend to emphasize commonalities rather than differences.

But back in the world the opposite is usually true.

Not Easy

In conclusion life on the road isn’t easy.

And it’s not for everyone.

Positive Results

But it does have some pretty positive results.

Love The Open Road

That is to say community, helping and being helped, the open road and fresh air are pretty healthy.

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