Truck-Stop-Nomad-Radio-Bob Davis Podcast 972

Truck Stop Nomad Radio

Most importantly welcome to Truck Stop Nomad Radio! Spending a lot of time in truck stops these days. Getting some good shots of the ruins of twentieth century America out here in the South West. Learn more in Truck-Stop-Nomad-Radio-Bob Davis Podcast 972.

Suggestions and Support For Nomad Life

Certainly I get a lot of suggestions. And I welcome the support and interest in this nomad life effort.

Recent Suggestions

Firstly, one of recent suggestion was, get a camera in the truck. Just turn it on and record. That would be my ‘video’ channel. I appreciate the fact that people want to help and participate.

Secondly it just doesn’t work that way for me.

Nomad Life Is An Internal Process

For instance my experience is this is very much an internal process. I never knew how much noise my brain made until I decided to hit the road. Alone.

True Freedom

Even more once you give away everything you own and release the connection to place the potential to experience true freedom is there.

Your Mind Makes Noise

However the mind resists. Makes noise. Produces various reactions.

New Understanding

But until I hit the road permanently I never really fully understood.

Intensely Personal Experiences

In the same vein these are intensely personal experiences.

Personal Memories Too

As a result the memories are also personal. Although I work in the audio medium it’s very difficult to relate those internal processes, let alone produce videos about it.

A Challenging Time

Finally we’re living through a challenging time. I don’t feel it as much because I am mobile. But it’s there.

Planetary Conjunction

Above all on a date which marks the ending of the darkness and the beginning of the light, and a planetary conjunction to boot, I have some observations about that too!

Sights Smells Feelings

To sum up nomad life for me has been a jumbled collection of visual memories. Sights. Smells. Feelings.

Covering A Lot Of Ground

From Minnesota all the way through the middle of the country and deep south, to the deserts of the American Southwest.

Only Just Started

In short like life itself I’ve covered a lot of ground but it feels like I’ve only just started.

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Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968

Civil War Echoes In North Carolina

First of all we don’t notice the echoes of the US Civil War most of the time. But they’re there. Especially in the American South. Hear those echoes in Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968.

Civil War

Secondly I’ve studied the Civil War and lived in the South.

Life Long Learner

Of course that doesn’t make me an authority on so called Southern Culture.

Many Reminders Of The War In The South

But if you are a thinking person and you travel through the south, you can’t help but notice many reminders of that war.

Mute Reminders of Struggle

Even more plaques by the side of the road serve as mute reminders of desperate struggle, death and loss.

Monuments To The Confederacy

Above all my own thoughts about why there are any monuments to the Confederacy manifested in real time.

Black Lives Matter Protest

I drove right into a Black Lives Matter protest in the nice little town of Graham, North Carolina.

Time To Stop!

Consequently I had to stop and record.

160 Years Later It Is Still Real

Civil-War-Echoes-Bob Davis Podcast 968 is a slice of the emotions that still smoulder in this country and especially in the South, one hundred sixty years later.

Peaceful Protest

Most importantly this was a peaceful protest on both sides. BLM, and the locals.

Monument To Common Confederate Soldier In Graham North Carolina

At issue is one of many monuments to the common confederate soldiers who perished in the war.

Glorifying Slavery or Celebrating Culture and Heritage

In short protesters say these kinds of monuments glorify a system based on slavery. Locals say it is their heritage and culture.

Thoughts Manifest In Real Time

Most importantly I did this podcast because I was struck at the resonance of a sudden real event and my thoughts.

Southern Culture Isn’t Just Pecan Pie and Cotton

In addition it is also a good time to say some things about what Southern Culture might actually be about.

The Civil War Still Hurts Us All

In short to wonder why a war that hurts us still, had to ever happen to begin with.

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Mistakes-Final Polls-Bob Davis Podcast 961

Dumb Mistakes

Most important thing to do to avoid dumb mistakes?  Be present. Learn more in Mistakes-Final Polls-Bob Davis Podcast 961.

Final Poll Rundown

Secondly I had to stop and run down the final polls before this fiasco ends. Or not.

Nomad Mindset Engaged

Certainly I have a lot going on in my mind. Even more when traveling. Double it if you’re a nomad.

Easy To Make Dumb Mistakes

As a result there is always a point where it’s easy for me to make a dumb mistake.

Early In The Trip

Above all these mistakes happen early in the trip or when I am preoccupied.

The Green Pump

Firstly this particular mistake has to do with the green pump for diesel as opposed to gasoline. I’ll tell you more in Mistakes-Final Polls-Bob Davis Podcast 961.

Final State By State Polls

In addition after a major delay to address my mistake I have to do a final poll run down before the election on November 3rd.

Getting Extra In This Podcast

Consequently this podcast is a little extra. Longer. Some observations about life on the road and mistakes and a run down of the polls.

Pollsters and the Reporters Who Love Them

In the same vein you know how I feel about polling and media coverage this year. If you don’t click here.

Dangerous Predictions

Certainly people are taking liberties and making predictions polling should not be used for.

It’s All Been Worked Out

As a result many people are under the impression this has all been worked out.

Nothing Has Been Worked Out

In fact nothing has been worked out.

Pick A Direction

Finally you’ll learn in Dumb-Mistakes-Final Polls-Bob Davis Podcast 961 that Election 2020 can really go any number of directions.

Up Late

To sum up if you do watch election coverage on November 3rd you might be up late.

My Election Coverage Ends Where It Started

In conclusion it all started for me in 2020 in Iowa covering the caucus campaigns.

Fairfield Iowa

Therefore I will end my coverage of this insane election in Fairfield Iowa.

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