I'm a (just slightly) pre-Baby Boomer, born in NJ, 12 miles from New York City. Left there in 1967 when I completed my BA and moved to Syracuse, NY to earn an MS. Since then I've lived in San Antonio, TX & Washington, DC (courtesy of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era), Annapolis, MD (and surrounding area), the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, VA - and moved my domicile to Box Elder (Rapid City) SD in 2010, but use a small rural town, Keyser, in WV as my eastern base camp.
I'm a lifelong entrepreneur with 50+ years in the recording industry. I also owned a business/self-help trade book publishing business for a dozen years. I've always been self-employed and nearly always worked from my home. I have conducted seminars and workshops on various topics including home-based businesses. I gave up the more traditional lifestyle and moved from the 49 acre ranch I ran my businesses from at the end of 2008 for a nomadic life of traveling and working on all kinds of recording and writing projects wherever I happen to be. I created a 12 Step Program for Living Free, soon to be released as a book and I will conduct seminars, workshops and retreats for individuals seeking the personal freedom they have not yet found.
I am divorced and the father of an accomplished graphic/web designer son based in Los Angeles, CA. I consider myself laid back, a good conversationalist and somewhat-retired - whatever that means - I'll never fully retire, it's not in my vocabulary. I am a life long learner, love meeting new people, can never wait to see what's around the next bend in the road or over the next hill and am into a simple, uncomplicated, frugal lifestyle.
Otherwise, my friends think I'm a pretty nice guy.
Writing/blogging, Audio Production, Location Music/Sound Effects Recording, Voice-over Talent, Audio Book Production, Theatrical Sound Design, Small & Home-based Business Consulting, Book Publishing, Seminars/Workshops/Retreats about Living Free
So far . . . everywhere is my favorite. So much to see, so little time to see it all.
I'm originally a Jersey Boy from Clifton, NJ.
Small, compact, reasonably stealth - I have a '94 Ford E150 High-top Conversion Van, equipped for camping/boondocking with on-board battery power and provision for shore power. Looks much like a commercial Class B inside. No slide-outs. Attractive, somewhat conservative exterior. Looks like thousands of other high-top conversion vans.
Ed was a wonderful guest. He shared some of his life with us and even was kind enough to offer some advice for things Linda and I are working on. Our niece was visiting and she and Ed have many mutual vanner friends on various forums. Even they got to talk shop for a little while. You could not get a more kind and courteous guest. Safe travels Ed, we hope to cross paths again soon.
Professional Nomad spent a night with us on his way through our area and was a very quite, polite, and appreciative quest. To bad we were in the middle of a bad storm at the time. We would welcome him again. Wishing him safe travels. Butch & Judy
Professional Nomad recently stayed with us and was very interesting and polite. We had an enjoyable evening and he was a great guest.
Ed stayed a couple days in our backyard. He is very sociable, yet not intrusive, appreciative, and willing to be helpful. A great combination of traits for a boondocking guest.
We were guests of Professional Nomad for one night. We were made to feel very welcome and that was much appreciated. And althought it was a short visit it was such a nice visit. Actually I ran into PN a the local Walmart just a bit after i came into town. What a surprise that was! He's good at putting 2 and 2 together :) I was only in Keyser for a short time but boondocking at this site worked out very well. Thank you so much to PN. If we come down again I'll be sure to contact PN again.
A big thank you to nomad. Upon arriving, we engaged in a long conversation where I learned a lot about him, his past and great future plans - a real kind, generous host.