Mark Goodson has been an inspiration to me through his writing and his encouragement. This story really hit home for me and he graciously allowed me to share it with you. You can read more from him at markgoodson.com. More from Mark… There is nothing mundane about life. My poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction exalt … More Guest Writer Mark Goodson- Wherever You Go, There You Are
I’m finally settling back into my home life. The feelings of sadness have faded, only after accepting the fact that the road trip to courage was merely the 1st branch of my journey in recovery. I know I will continue to have God moments daily no matter where I am physically. That, in and of … More My Experience-Why I Believe
The last two days of my journey, I felt bummed and a little sad. I knew this was all coming to an end. For the last ten months, I had been focused on only 2 things, my recovery and planning this road trip to courage. I tried to stay focused on Louisville and Nashville, to … More Day 23- Home, What Now?
The last stop before heading back to Birmingham was Nashville, Tennessee. I had only been there once before and the only places I visited were the insides of swanky bars. The best I can recall, there was loud country music, line dancing and enough booze flowing to sink the Titanic. This time would be different. … More Day 22- Undiscovered Nashville
I went to bed conflicted on the next day’s travel plan. The most direct course for home was to head toward Memphis, Tennessee, a straight shot to Birmingham. For some reason, I was drawn to Louisville, Kentucky. I had been to Louisville as a child, with my family so it wasn’t like I hadn’t seen … More Day 21- Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Next stop, St. Louis. After the chain of events in the Chicago traffic, I was a little gun shy about going into another big city. I found a park just across the river and got some awesome shots of the Gateway to the West, the classic Arch. The weather cooperated for the photos. It rained … More Day 20- St. Louis from a Safe Distance
I had only one goal for the day, make the drive to Chicago, get a quick picture of Wrigley Field, then get out. The only reason I was going? I just wanted to see the field where Babe Ruth called the famous home run shot. Thought it would be an easy in and out situation, not … More Day 19- More than a Picture
I drove clear across Nebraska today! The skies were overcast and the road was bumpy. It made me extremely sleepy, like the lull that puts a baby to sleep when riding in the car. There were dried up corn fields everywhere, so not a lot of exciting scenery to keep me engaged. It was dang … More Day 18- No Casserole for You!
As I back-tracked through Idaho, to finally get on I-80 towards Cheyenne, Wyoming, I kept seeing brown historical signs along the way. I was almost to Wyoming when one of these Historial site just ahead signs peaked my curiosity. I took American History in college 3 times before I passed, so for me to take an … More Day 16- Lessons of The Oregon Trail