Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052

Sheer Joy Of GoGoGoGo

Firstly been doing podcasts lately on Nomad Backlash so it’s time to talk about the Sheer Joy of GoGoGo. Let’s get into it in Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052.

Patron Saint Of Nomads

Secondly I think it’s fair to day that Jack Kerouac is the patron saint of the nomad experience.

On The Road

And in keeping with the sentiment of ‘On The Road’ I will not call it the nomad ‘movement’.

Above all I read ‘On The Road’ when I was still in my teens.

Wanderlust Forever

Moreover I wonder if the book influenced me or if wanderlust was a part of my soul even then.

American West Different Then

Even more when the beat generation had its romance with the American West I should think the texture and tone of the people and the land was considerably different in the late 1940’s.

Than These Days

Most importantly these days we’re exhorted to ‘subscribe’ and ‘like’.

To lend our sovereignty to prepacked ‘movements’.

Because that’s what you do today.

Social Media Oppresses

Most importantly this desire for relevance through social media is one of the things that makes life so oppressive.

Cutting Loose

Therefore the ongoing and burgeoning romance with cutting loose.

Hitting the road.

That is to say living in the now.

No yesterday or tomorrow. Just Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052.

Quest For Authenticity

Meanwhile there is this great question of authenticity.

For example if you spend anytime on certain so called ‘business’ social media platforms these days ‘authenticity’ seems to be the most sought after virtue.

One Day At A Time Is Good Enough

After that on the road there is a sense of finding yourself if you can live one day at a time.

Good Time To Talk

In addition I think this is a good time to talk about this quest.

And the fact that achieving this sense of authenticity seems so difficult for some.

The Flow Is Out Here

On the other hand out here on the road it seems to just flow.

Sheer Joy

Further this is the sheer joy of going and going and going.

First Year

Finally in this podcast I talk a little about my first year on the road.

Roaring across the landscape coast to coast and border to border.

And More

And how it’s been since then.

A Beat Poet Leaves A Gift

But most importantly what an incredible gift Kerouac left us without ever intending to wanting to be a ‘movement’.

Questions

To sum up let’s ask some questions about our own quests.

What’s we’re pushing to realize out here on the two lane roads of America.

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Sheer-Joy-Of-GoGoGo-Bob Davis Podcast 1052

 

 

Colorado-Campsite-Ghosts-Bob Davis Podcast 1014

Live From A Colorado Campsite To Talk About Ghosts

Firstly this podcast is live from a Colorado Campsite and we’re gonna talk about ghosts. Learn more in Colorado-Campsite-Ghosts-Bob Davis Podcast 1014.

Squeamish?

Secondly the only disclaimer I would offer is that some people are squeamish about these things.

And others don’t like the whole of idea of spirits in another realm able to show themselves to us, talk to us or even touch us.

Ghosts Of The American West

But if you can get past all that the fact is the American West is full of ghosts.

Strong Opinions

Most importantly because of the strong opinions surrounding this kind of thing I am not identifying the campsite we’re in, and I’ll call my interview subject ‘Bonnie’.

Colorado Is Haunted

Finally Colorado itself has many a haunted place.

‘Bonnie’ has been to most of those places and documented the existence of these entities over the years.

Know The Feeling

More importantly those of us who’ve spent any time camping out here know the feeling.

For example, you’ve gotten into an isolated campsite. Set your camp up. Got the fire going.

Something Doesn’t Feel Right

However something doesn’t feel right.

Spirits In The Natural World

Are there spirits in the national parks and forests?

‘Bonnie’ says yes.

How To Handle It

Even more she’ll tell us how to handle the feeling and what to do if you have an encounter.

They Can Touch Us?

Certainly the idea that a ghost can touch us threw me for a loop.

Visited By Loved Ones

Similarly ‘Bonnie’ says we’re often visited by loved ones who have passed. And she tells some great stories about her father’s attempts to let her know he’s there.

You Might See Them And Not Know

In addition what about ghosts that appear in a corporeal form? You may be seeing them and not even know it. We’ve got a story about that too.

To sum up most of my readers and listeners know how much I love the west.

It’s All A Land Of Enchantment

Even more I believe all of the west is a land of enchantment, not just New Mexico.

Native Americans Knew It Too

Certainly there’s plenty of Native American Lore dating back to the times before any Europeans came to this continent.

Spooky

In the same vein American Indians knew there were places across this land that could have been termed ‘spooky’ for one reason or another, and accepted the idea of ‘ghosts’.

Thanks In Order

In conclusion I want to personally thank two of the most interesting people I have met in my travels and visits to National Parks and US Forest Campgrounds.

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Podcast 537-Bob Davis Podcasts Radio Show-39

Podcast 537-Bob Davis Podcasts Radio Show-39. This week’s radio show contains 3 segments of new content for radio listeners and podcast subscribers. While the mission of the radio show is to bring content from the podcasts back to the radio, the political situation this week requires some additional thinking and reworking some of the ideas in Podcast 536.┬áPodcast 537-Bob Davis Podcasts Radio Show-39 takes a look at what’s wrong with our political party system and makes some policy suggestions on the economy as thought starters for listeners and subscribers. These aren’t so much policy advocacy as a method to provoke thought and conversation around the idea that we have to do better. We have to hold our politicians and the political system to a higher standard, because we deserve better. As we progress to the final stages of the worst presidential election cycle in one hundred years the realization comes that no matter who takes the oath of office in January of 2017 the chances anything will change are remote. In fact, our national situation will either muddle along the same lines, or chaos will ensue. Your guess is as good as anyone else’s when it comes to which mainline candidate will produce muddle, or chaos. I’m not even sure which of both negative outcomes I would prefer, if such a thing is something you contemplate. Later in the show, questions about our national political themes. What happened to the America that was strong, not afraid to compete in the world, not afraid of the world, and ready to take risks to achieve. How did we become a nation of depressed, conspiracy theory mavens and people demanding someone ‘help’, ready to attack anyone for their view if it is contrary to their own? What happened to our money? What happened to our leadership? I believe what happened was too much government, expected to do too much, with mediocre ‘leaders’ who go along to get along, so they can keep their cushy jobs. We have to take it back. Taking it back means creating a new political movement in this country that pushes past the crust of the political party and primary systems, designed to keep the establishment in control. They tax us, divide us, scare us and control us, all to the purpose of making sure we’re good boys and girls. Remember, the people are the sovereign in this country, not Washington. Sponsored by X Government Cars and Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul.