The down and dirty of it is 15 countries across 3 continents as setting and scene to off-grid, counter-culture farmstays, homicidal public transit officials, collapse of a government, 600 euro/month accommodation in a surprise brothel (no joke), a season playing Irish cricket, crash courses in Italian and German, enjoying an elbow deep view up the back end of a pregnant Brown Swiss Cow, then birthing its calf with my own two hands, Croatian exile, moving continents (5 times), 4 winter months atop the Chilean Andes minus electricity and hot water, a career change, a whiskey (poured for two) at Hemingway’s graveside, 2 novels, 1 baby, and an overland odyssey ramping up at the so-called Last frontier.

Where this all concludes I cannot hope to guess.