Adventures of Ponyboy

 Dad’s Smith-Corona


I am a leaf on the wind…


Born 1970

San Diego, CA


Other Places I’ve Lived

Denver, CO
Los Angeles, CA
Honolulu, HI


Goals for life on the road

California Missions
Hillerman Country
National Forests
National Monuments
National Parks
Route 66
Route 101

…Watch how I soar.

This is my public chronicling of who I am at any given time. I’m always me. But there are a lot of different sides to me.

Some gaps exist. Those are the lowest points.

In the words of a man and now an entire fandom, "Always Keep Fighting." And that's what I do.

I was living in the Hollywood Hills somewhere near the Capitol Records building, which I loved, but I was there too long. My wandering spirit needs room to roam. For now I’m sofa surfing in San Diego’s South Bay. Most everything's in storage, the rest is stacked around me in a friend's living room.

Over the years I've paid my bills posing as a ticket seller at Universal Studios, a high school lunch lady, a dispatcher for a private security company, a banker, and as a seller of fine writing instruments. Now I’ve taken a leap and will make my living doing what feels right rather than what might make more sense.

Carpinteria State Beach


me/not so much



dirt roads
rainy days
thunder storms
ocean spray
the walk of fame
open highways
san miguel loop


not so much


leaky faucets 

direct sunlight 

spoiled milk

rude drivers



strawberry milkshakes
cold coffee
macaroni & cheese
grilled cheese sandwiches
tuna noodle casserole
jack daniels
fizzy water


not so much

airport security


partisan politics

air math




board games
pixar shorts
universal studios
live music
u.s. history
murder mysteries
true crime
pre-raphaelite paintings

Happy place. 


This little blue hippo started as a connection to my two sisters; three sisters, three hippos. I got to name them after the three brothers in one of my favorite books, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, which makes Beth’s Darrel, Kathy’s Sodapop, and mine Ponyboy. We take photos and share what we’re doing. It’s a way to keep connected over all the miles.





Miles Driven



States Visited



Nights on the road


My Sprinter 4x4 is in Fresno at Sportsmobile West. She’s a 24’ long, high roof custom marvel in metallic dolomite brown that I've dubbed Serenity.

The build is finalized. The work is underway. If the timeline holds I'll be on the road on August 2nd as a digital nomad with my unicorn on four wheels.

I cannot wait!

Thanks for joining me.