Dispatches from the Desert 5

Quartzite, ArizonaJanuary 17, 2023 What I’ve realized over the past couple of days is that the hobos are out here; here in the desert washes, camped among the rocks and desert bushes, they just aren’t all at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous. They are mixed in with the other boondockers, hidden in rigs that are subtlyContinue reading “Dispatches from the Desert 5”

Dispatches from the Desert 4

Quartzite, ArizonaSaturday, January 14, 2023 I’m camped at Hi Jolly BLM distributed camping area two miles north of town. That’s Boondocking regardless of what the spell checker says. Hi Jolly is one of half a dozen boondocking areas in the Quartzite area. The experience is altogether different from staying in a commercial, overnight campground. PeopleContinue reading “Dispatches from the Desert 4”

Dispatches from the Desert 3

Quartzite ArizonaJanuary 13, 2023 Today was the first day of the RTR or Rubber Tramp Rendezvous for everyone. Last week was the Women’s RTR addressing women issues. There were a good many single women. More than I expected. Probably holdovers from last week .As I arrived about 10:40, Bob Willis was giving an orientation talkContinue reading “Dispatches from the Desert 3”

Chapter 16 – The Dogs of War

“So you didn’t go to Angola. Are you about to tell me another adventure story, another sad ending?” “No. No, I didn’t become a mercenary. But my life had been pretty tame since the army. I didn’t mind the chaos of the next couple of years. “There’s more chaos? What you just told me soundsContinue reading “Chapter 16 – The Dogs of War”