Nomadland-Reaction-Review-Bob Davis Podcast 992

Nomadland Reaction and Review

Above all I am not a movie critic but I am a nomad and I did see the movie Nomadland, so here’s my reaction and review. Learn more by listening to Nomadland-Reaction-Review-Bob Davis Podcast 992.

Have You Seen It?

In addition my listeners want to know if I’ve seen Nomadland.

Not An Action Movie

First of all we’re drowning in an ocean of super action hero movies.

It’s Real And That’s Why It’s Great

Therefore it’s easy to see why Nomadland is winning so many awards.

Did I Say Real?

Firstly this is a movie about a very real topic.

American Workers Crisis

Companies that disappear. Workers who are thrown away and forgotten.

Struggles

Secondly some people struggle with grief, loss and other issues.

Forced Into Nomad Life or Freedom?

Consequently I can be forgiven for thinking the main character in Nomadland is ‘forced’ into life as a nomad.

However not everyone agrees with my assessment.

How Do You Do it?

In addition I often get questions from people about “how I do it”.

Cue The Raised Eyebrows from Dad

Furthermore Nomadland will only intensify raised eyebrows and questions of concern.

Certainly the movie got that right.

Life With No Tether

I’ve already discussed life with no tether.

Not Instagram

In short let’s just say Nomadland isn’t the movie version of the Instagram Van Life feed.

To sum up that is why it’s a great movie.

Real Nomads

Most of the people in Nomadland are real nomads.

Life Doesn’t Pack Neatly Into A Box

And there are elements about their lives and experiences that aren’t neatly wrapped up in a box

We Don’t All Have Brand New Sprinter Vans

Or summed up in that Instagram pic of that young sun kissed blonde woman and her boyfriend taking a shower on the back of their one hundred thousand dollar Sprinter Van.

Bureau Of Land Management Camping Isn’t Yellowstone

Even more let’s not forget the golden sunset on gorgeous beaches and fantastic vegan meal spreads.

Sense Of Freedom

But the movie gets the sense of freedom right.

Your Experience May Vary

In conclusion Nomadland is not every nomad’s experience.

My truck is heated.

Pan frying steaks is my specialty. Obviously I eat meat. Not soup out of a can.

I don’t use a bucket.

This nomad gets along just fine in truck stops.

Diesel #2 is pretty awesome fuel.

A New Trend

Finally mobile workers and a nomad lifestyle may be the coming thing for many reasons.

If you’re considering it don’t let the movie scare you away.

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When-Will-Dark-Times-End?-Bob Davis Podcast 981

When Will Dark Times End

When Will Dark Times End? Most importantly there seems to be a lot of grief to go around these days. A friend asked me to do a podcast about the subject, Find out why in When-Will-Dark-Times-End?-Bob Davis Podcast 981.

Loss

Certainly I am dealing with a loss in my own life.

Don’t Want To Talk About It

Even more I don’t like talking about it.

Many In Grieving

However my friend said lots of other people are in the same position these days.

Sharing To Help

Moreover, he said, my experiences and thoughts might help.

Don’t Want It To Be About Me

I don’t want this to be about me. But many people are dealing with grief in these dark times.

When Does Darkness End?

Therefore When-Will-Dark-Times-End?-Bob Davis Podcast 981 wonders when the dark time will end.

Any Loss Can Cause Grief

Firstly death isn’t the only cause of grief and bereavement. For instance many of us can be deeply effected by the loss of an animal, a breakup or the loss of a job.

Subtle And Long Lasting Effects

And the effects of grief can be subtle and long lasting.

Above all I don’t have any clinical experience in these matters. In fact I tend to be rather stoic in these situations.

Travel Helps

On the other hand I have traveled across the country most of this year and last.

Darkness All Over America

Consequently I can speak with authority on a general sense of what can only be called darkness that seems like it’s been with us forever.

Tough Times

To sum up it’s not inaccurate to suggest many are going through tough times.

Secondly the cure for me is travel. Just hearing the tires on the highway makes me happy.

Finally as my friend suggested, talking about it seems to help.

Spring Is Coming

Meanwhile the days are getting longer and spring is coming. Maybe the dark time will end soon for everyone.

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This Nomad Avoids National Insanity

Firstly listen to Nomad-Avoids-National-Insanity-Bob Davis Podcast 975. And to my New Years Podcast here.

Peace In Campground

Secondly I have new respect for nomads and travelers who seek the peace of the campground.

New Year New Themes

Above all this podcast continues some of the themes of my new years podcast.

It’s Not Over

I don’t think the craziness is over, for example.

And we’re not going to resolve our differences anytime soon.

Hit The Road

As a result I have gone on the road. Permanently.

Not Touching Nomads

In short most of the things that are driving people crazy right now aren’t touching me.

A Fire And A Sunset Is A Good Cure

In the same vein sitting by a fire and watching the sunset will cure almost any neurosis!

Back In The Day

For example a few years ago I would have been all over the mess in the US Capitol this week.

No more.

Political Talk Is Bad Energy

To clarify many of my new listeners and subscribers don’t want the bad energy political talk brings.

Sick To Death Of It All

Even more many of my long term people are just sick to death of the whole thing.

I don’t blame them.

Coffee, Fire and Sunset

Moreover when I put the sunset, coffee and fire together, who cares?

Welcome To The Epoch Of Upheaval

Finally I would be a fool to deny we’re living through a significant period of upheaval.

No Triggers

But if you allow yourself to be triggered by every event you’re going to have a tough time.

Let Outcomes Go For Now

In addition it’s not a good idea to attach our attention to outcomes.

Stay Flexible

Most importantly we have to stay flexible.

Change and Challenge Ahead

That is to say even more change and challenge is ahead.

Pace yourselves.

The Wilderness Helps

Meanwhile getting out in the wilderness anywhere can’t hurt.

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(Editor’s Note: People have asked “Who Took That Great Picture?”. Photo by my friend Shelly Rogers. Find her on Instagram at michelemariephotographie.)