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Poorman’s Podcast: “We gots dat ol’ Pioneering Spirit once again…” (plus, a hidden playlist)

We are a month or so away from moving to London and I have never felt more confident about a decision…ever. My wife and I know that our ride is here and it is time to pull up stakes and get on the road.  We're two-timers now; we've done this before. 

Four and a half years ago we we're living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and had just bought our first house.  Seven months into it, we got itchy and decided, "we're not ready to settle into the rest of our lives". So, we moved to Sydney, Australia…site unseen…to see what we could find out about ourselves and the world.  And learn we did

We have loved our time in Sydney, Australia. We moved here not knowing anyone or having never stepped foot on Aussie soil.  We knew there was risk, but the reward is what we focused on. And now, now we let history repeat itself. We've got that old pioneering spirit once again and we're ready to look for the next claim to stake.  

That "Pioneering Spirit".  What's that…?  Have a listen to the audio and hear the gears turning around in my brain as I drive home from a long day of working for the man.

(You might want to go back and click on the links to find the hidden playlist.  "This blog post should be Played Loud")


Poorman’s Podcast – That Pioneering Spirit.m4a
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“Strike another match, go start anew…” (Goodbye Sydney, hello London)

Here we go again. Four and a half years ago we landed in Sydney ready for a new experience. Now, we move on to London ready for more.
Keep on, keepin’ on…

London Calling (thanks for everything, Sydney).m4a
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Words of Wisdom: The Gonzo Way (Audio Download)

The Gonzo Way (Audio).m4a
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I’m a massive fan of the Hunter S. Thompson, the man, and of his work.  I miss not having him around and hearing his take on things. I was recently having a twitter conversation with @raoulduke and he was saying how much he didn’t miss The Good Doctor.  Apparently he always felt that HST was glomming off of him. I told him I didn’t want to get in the middle of it all.  

Like Van Morrison says: “Professional jealousy, makes other people crazy. When they think that you’ve got something they don’t have”.

One thing that HST had (that maybe Raoul didn’t) was Wisdom.  In a previous post I talked about the book Hunter’s wife, Anita, put out, “The Gonzo Way” (have a read of the post at the end of the “previous post” link provided for more detail on what I am about to discuss). The video I made has almost 7,000 hits on YouTube.  I still reference the book on a daily, if not, weekly basis. I agree with the premise/philosophy/”Way” of Hunter Thompson…the Man.

In an effort to keep it top of mind, I recorded an audio version of the summary of the book I created for the video. I play it in the car on the way to work. I’m attaching it here if anyone wants to download it or just have a listen from time to time.  It is only five minutes long, but it will stick with you all day. 

I already sent it to Raoul and even he agreed it is a king hell message that only fools would ignore. 

Speaking of books by Hunter’s widow…there is a new one out: “Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson”.  Here is the link to Amazon (I just order my copy) and a link to NPR where you can find an excerpt from the book.