Around the world by human power alone

The extraordinary story of Jason Lewis’ circumnavigation of the earth by human power alone is now available in a version for “young adults”.

Read more on his blog.

The adventure spans three books: Dark Waters, The Seed Buried Deep and To the Brink. I read each one as they became available for e-book and I couldn’t believe it was over when I finished the last page. 

Clear Lake, Iowa

Latitude, Longitude
43.148000, -93.349762


This was just down the street from the truck stop where I parked for the night.

Credit Card Laundry

Latitude, Longitude
32.396122 -88.582467

Credit card laundry
Meridian, Mississippi

I do almost all my laundry at truck stops. Most of the larger chain truck stops have laundry rooms and many of the smaller, independent truck stops do, too. Travel Centers of America or TA™ have laundry rooms equiped with credit card readers. Very convenient.  This particular system has one card reader that is connected magically* to all the washers and dryers in the room.  Swipe your card and select the washer (or dryer) you want to use.  The price is the same whether you use coins or credit.

*Sufficiently advanced technology.