Quartzsite-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 1118

Quartzsite Again

I have finally arrived ‘home’ in Quartzsite Again. After being stranded for a month in the Grand Canyon it feels great to be back. Details in Quartzsite-Again-Bob Davis Podcast.

Summer Of Travel

Above all it has been quite a summer of travel.

March

Firstly starting out in March with a more than fifteen hundred mile trip back in the frozen north for a family emergency…

Abundant Midwest

And secondly heading out to the east coast through the abundant rural Midwest…

Plains and Mountains

Finally to the plains and mountains…

To The Grand Canyon

and the Grand Canyon…

Home In Quartzsite

To of course the deserts of the South West here in Quartzsite.

Video

To begin with early last spring myself and two other nomads out here appeared in a video with Peter Santinello.

It was unquestionably a surprise when we discovered Peter has over a million subscribers.

Fellow Nomads

Therefore I have promised my podcast subscribers I would have my fellow nomads Mike and Robert on the podcast.

Unfortunately Robert isn’t here yet but Mike is.

Therefore Mike joins me for Quartzsite-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 1118.

Responding To Questions and Comments

Furthermore we respond to some of the questions and comments we’ve received.

Nomad Life

Consequently this is a pretty good podcast for those considering nomad life.

No Advice

On this occasion we don’t give advice on how to do nomad life.

Observations

But I think some of Mike’s observations will help some people.

Spiders and Snakes

Additionally we throw in some talk about spiders and snakes and desert rats…

Just for fun.

All in all it’s not just about hazard.

Great Dinners and Conversation

Once in a while it’s also about great dinners cooked over the campfire…

Friendship

In addition great conversation and friendship.

Back In The Desert

All things considered it’s great to be back in the desert.

A Dream

In conclusion life out here is like peeling an onion.

Like a dream…

It’s got me hypnotized.

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Privacy-Profound Experiences-Bob Davis Podcast 823

These days we live in a world where our first reaction to an amazing experience is to share it. Does sharing the intimate, profound and sublime degrade their value? Learn more in Privacy-Profound Experiences-Bob Davis Podcast 823.

Over Sharing

We’re talking about your shots from Coachella or Burning Man but also pics and posts from the hospital where grandma is dying. Rants about bad service from restaurants and crazy neighbors. Beat down videos on You Tube.

Intimacy and Privacy

Especially relevant are those sublime and sometimes profound human experiences. Intimate experiences. Is it possible that sharing those experiences cancels out the integrity of the moment? Find out why I say this in Privacy-Profound Experiences-Bob Davis Podcast 823.

What Is Special

Furthermore to be intimate is to be private. Certainly there’s a lot of talk these days about privacy. In contrast look at all the people taking selfies at that amazing concert, or taking videos at the beach at sunset or the Grand Canyon.

Ours Alone

What would happen if all these most noteworthy experiences remained ours and ours alone? I think we as human beings have profound and exceptional experiences, or witness these kinds of interactions all the time.

Friends Keep Secrets

Finally what do you call someone who keeps your secret? A friend. Can we keep our own secrets?

Our Unique Experiences Become Content

Above all our personal experiences shared out to social media, become the property of FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram or other platforms. By extension they become the property of the world. We lose the pristine nature of those experiences. We turn something unique and hard to define into a mass experience.

Restoring Integrity

In conclusion, I’m not saying don’t share at all. What I am saying is maybe we save some intimate experiences for ourselves, alone. And by doing so restore some of the integrity society seems to have lost.

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Podcast 400

Scoutmaster Tribute. Live from North Central Wisconsin, best friends who grew up together pay tribute to a father to one, and a scoutmaster to the other. Both friends are eccentric enough, as was the father and scoutmaster. Their conversation takes place at a rural hideaway built with anything that could be¬†scrounged, or used. The setting sparks a conversation about what they learned in scouts. In ‘Stand By Me’ Stephen King’s narrator says that the friendship’s he forged around twelve or thirteen were the strongest of his life, that he never had friends like that again, and wondered if anybody does. Through thick and thin, on and off through the years two friendships have been the most important to me, largely because of our experiences camping with the Boy Scouts, and for me, especially because of our scoutmaster, who also happened to be my best friend’s dad. Sure he was eccentric, but he taught us all so many great lessons. Later he built a complex of crazy quilt cabins — where this podcast was recorded — which are packed with every kind of thing you can imagine, from every kind of era, and who knows where he got most of them. He never said no to anyone who offered something they didn’t want anymore — and most of that stuff is up in Wisconsin. Given the current situation, all commentary on politics these days sounds like an echo chamber. It’s nice to sit outside on a classic hot summer day in the middle of nowhere in North Central Wisconsin, and talk about things that are, or were real. Friendships that last a lifetime, friends who are as much family as they are friends, experiences we’ll never forget, and people we met over the years who were real characters. After all, aren’t friendship and family the most important things anyway. Sponsored by X Government Cars.¬†