Sampling the North East BDR


Yesterday was the first rain-free day since I arrived in Massachusetts on Sunday. Work was slow, so I decided to take another motorcycle ride, this time without the constraint of having to be back in

New England farm house

You Can’t Go Home Again


It’s been an uneventful week in western Massachusetts. That’s not a bad thing. I’ve gotten a fair bit of work done, both with the day job and with some tweaks and additions to this website.

Circuit diagram

Wired For Sound, and Everything Else


Or: How Not To Let the Magic Smoke Out Aside from the van itself, the most important aspect of this van build is its electrical system. Both of us (because we built this for two)

Technology Upgrades


Since I’m in a position to get things shipped to me and pick them up in the near future, I pulled the trigger on two upgrades on the technology side of the van: a mobile

Friends Are Good


Naturally, I’m feeling very lonely these days. Having Lister along for the ride helps a lot, but it’s not the same as actual human contact. I have awesome friends, and they have stepped up to

The Mangolorian, Appalachian Brewing Company

From One Burg To Another


I actually had a good night’s sleep at Chateau Walmart. I got a coffee, then found a local park to hunker down in for a few hours and get some work done, as well as

Getttysburg, PA - Little Round Top

Gettysburg: Because History


I’m a nerd in many ways, one of which is history. Having grown up in eastern Massachusetts, I learned all about the Revolutionary War and visited places like Concord and Lexington regularly. One thing I’ve

Buchanan PA State Park

Getting Back On Track


Like I said, I don’t want to go into details about Trisha leaving. Some catching up as far as the path our/my travels have taken is in order, though. The excrement impacted the rotational circulation

All alone now

And Then There Was One


It’s been a minute. No updates, no videos, few Instagram posts. What’s going on? There’s no easy way to say it, so I’ll just say it. Trisha has left Smokey Da Van. I don’t want

The Black Pearl, van 1.0

The No-Build Van Build


This isn’t our first #vanlife rodeo. Before hitting the road full-time in Smokey Da Van, I dabbled with part-time van life in another van. The Black Pearl was a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 conversion van.