Nomad

18 Nov 18
The Spanish Nomad

30th – 38th day (11th – 18th November) 11th November Conseguí dormir algo en el bus durante la noche, aunque al llegar a Agnes Water sobre las 6am y hacer check in en el hostal (se llamaba Cool Bananas), me fui a echar una siesta para recuperar algo de sueño durante un par de horas. […]

17 Dec 18
Boston Herald
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — There is a house I see every so often in my travels. It is perched on Clark Street where the alabaster 33-mile marker stands along the long-defunct Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad line, by an old stone foundation that has likely stood for over a century. In the back of its sloped property, a smaller structure sits — likely a cold cellar, where the family would have stored roots, canned fruits and vegetables, and jerky. The elements have been less kind to it, and its roof has nearly peeled off. Once upon a time, a man and a woman likely walked through the threshold of its front door and began their lives together, with the same hopes and aspirations most young couples share. They may have struggled; they may have sacrificed; they may have raised their family; and they may have grown old in this home after their children left for far-off places. At least, that’s how I imagine this story goes. I don’t know the ending other than to say the owners are gone, and I wonder why no one came back to love this home again. It is a line of thought my mind travels down every time I see a place, whether it is a home or a business, that time and people have left behind. How did that impact the neighbors? The community? It’s increasingly popular to criticize journalists today for spending too much time reporting on places that used to be something much greater. Those who are not populists have become bored, and ultimately dismissive, of places that used to prosper and the people who made them thrive. The reaction has gone from a mild annoyance to full-on hostility — placing the blame of the places’ collapse on some sort of racism, denialism or lack of intelligence. The root of this hostility may be irritation at who is president and how that insults their sense of place in society. “People like to talk about the dichotomy between coastal elites/fly-over; rural/urban; low density/high density,” said Tom Maraffa, professor emeritus of geography at Youngstown State University. “I would add that the difference is between the placed and placeless, or people who are rooted in their places versus people who are essentially nomads. “These placeless people, like those highly critical of fly-over folks, develop affinities for ideology and abstractions, as opposed to neighborhoods and cities. The lives of the coastal elites, academics, big-business owners, high-tech innovators, entertainers and media personalities have led to this, because they are so mobile.” People who live in the heartland are not so mobile. Neither the rooted nor the rootless are “better.” But too often, the cultures clash, with one spending an inordinate amount of time putting the other down, usually on a widely read platform. “Many people in small towns, rural areas and some cities … are tied to their places for generations. So, issues such as climate change and globalization are therefore viewed fundamentally different,” said Maraffa. The placeless think of global policies, abstract efficiencies and lofty ideas like social justice. The placed think of how things will affect their neighborhood, town and city. “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are both demagogues,” Maraffa said, referring to the president and the independent Vermont senator. “Trump is the demagogue of the placed. Bernie Sanders is the demagogue of the placeless.” It is a very distinct attitude that is sprinkled between places like Washington, D.C., and New York, but that kind of identity to place is very foreign to people who don’t mind being transient, who have left places like Clark Street for bigger and better things. There is no easy bridge across this gulf, but it is worth considering that there should be a balance of discussion. Politicians, policymakers, media, academics, business leaders and the elite could consider that place may have more value and importance over a person’s attitudes than they ever understood. And that the root of that tie impacts many of the decisions they make, not just when it comes to politics but how they consume goods and view globalization. Salena Zito is a CNN political analyst.
17 Dec 18
RatherTooFondofBooks

About the Book A young woman walks alone through a barren landscape in a time before history, a time of cataclysmic natural change. She is cold, hungry and with child but not without hope or resources. A skilful hunter, she draws on her intuitive understanding of how to stay alive… and knows that she must […]

17 Dec 18
Book Reviews by Steph

Title: Library of Absolution (Legacy of the Book Mesmer, #1) Author: Jennifer Derrick Publication Date: December 17th 2018 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance Synopsis: Alarick Brandon is the powerful wizard who operates The Keep, a refuge for magical people fleeing the persecution of the Ministry. A bitter realist, Alarick knows it’s only a matter of time until the […]

17 Dec 18
HALFBAKEDBUS

The latest project I’ve been working on is supporting the cannabis Tours and tiny home community by giving away samples of our gemstone roll-ons! I shipped my samples to Blue weed Bus Adventure to give to fellow ganja and nomads at the Northern Nights Music Festival. No destination is complete without a few speed bumps […]

17 Dec 18
Darcy'sDoodles Est.2009

Moving on, with Daniel’s upbringing explained, I now feel compelled to explain the parts that really brought me to my lowest points with clinical depression, anxiety, self doubt, suicidal thoughts, etc.  My deepest, darkest days. Abondonment has clearly been an issue and is still an ongoing issue with Daniel.  It has truly played a roll […]

17 Dec 18
Guyanese Online

December 16, 2018 – Caribbean News Now – By Jean H Charles As the year 2018 is coming to a close, we are watching in the world today what could be labeled the manifestations of a global revolt against fake democracy. As in two centuries earlier in 1789 and in 1803, two sister countries linked by a […]

17 Dec 18
International Tours with Anubhav Vacations

For several reasons, many people go to Iran. Iran has a strong and stable government. It is a safe place, so it’s not bad advice to trust them. It is generally a safe country. It is commonly thought of as a vast desert country, but it has a wide range of other natural beauties as […]

17 Dec 18
I Made It Up: An indie writer's views on fiction

I’ve always had a web site devoted to my gaming campaign to help my players keep track of events. In the early days I wrote short stories based on the PCs and posted them on the site for my player’s amusement. This campaign was the Hackmaster system set in the Kingdoms of Kalamar setting. The […]

17 Dec 18
Into the world: International and intercultural

Hey hey! Waiting for my plane back to Sydney, after few days down in Victoria, the region on the southern part of Australia (if you exclude Tazmania!). First info: weather is kind of British style over here (of course warmer). There has been sun, rain, wind, clouds, hot, cold all in an hour for the four […]

17 Dec 18
Bangladeshi Nomad

Thamrin road is the main road of Jakarta that connects old city with new city, passes through a business district in north-south direction.

17 Dec 18
Arun's blog

WordPress.com opens up a new range of site addresses with .blog subdomains, for free. I am stupidly excited for this, and you should secure your favourite name now!

17 Dec 18
LosAngelesMade

@martinlamnguyen bringing that Kit Culture lifestyle to Vienna in our Union Drawstring Pant. Holiday sale ends this Wednesday—for Christmas delivery order by this Tuesday night. . . . . #madeinla #mensclothing #gq #nomad #madeinusa #mensfashionblogger #mensapparel #mensfashionreview #mensfashionblog #mensfashionpost #menwithstyle #mensclothes #styleformen #mensstyleguide #madeinamerica #gqinsider #gqstyle #mensweardaily #menwithclass #dappermen #dapperstyle #mensfashions #simplydapper #mensfashiontips #menstyleguide #gentlemanstyle […]

17 Dec 18
Nomad's Earth

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

17 Dec 18
Rick Carey's Collector Car Auction Reports

November 30-December 1, 2018 Kenny Garman, Brian Marshall and Julie Zimmerman are usually working auctions put on by others, all over the country. Premier Auction Group is their own auction, however, in the backyard of some of the principals at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center on Florida’s Gulf Coast. This is a first time event […]

17 Dec 18
Aimless Nomad