The world seems a wreck. No matter where you go, there's talk about global insecurity and food shortages, drought, war and unemployment, underemployment, student loan debt, and corporate fascism. In times like these, it's easy to wonder "What should we do? What CAN we do? Who? What? and Why me?"
We face these questions every day, and it's easy to get overwhelmed. To throw in the towel, and say "It's just the way it is; better get used to it."
Well, fuck that. The system was built by, and the system rests upon, you and the very people you meet every day. Don't you want a world where freshwater is abundant, local food is available, and people have the free time to follow their passions and build a beautiful world?
I want that too, and I know you do too.
This past summer I decided to leave the vibrant melting pot that is the SF Bay Area. I wanted to go somewhere where I felt safe and secure in building a future that I knew was reachable and attainable to people from all walks of life, and San Francisco is becoming a gated community. The Manhattan of the Bay.
I spent months searching for the right place to set up shop, and while I was 99% set on Cleveland, OH, a last-minute pitch from my brother and opportunity in Charlotte, NC set things in motion to start the BernBus Tour. While considering Cleveland and Charlotte, I realized it was a better choice to buy an ancient RV for twice the price of a moving truck, and take our time traveling through the beautiful American Southwest.
10 minutes after buying the RV, an over-worked and over-stressed blue-collar citizen fell asleep while driving home and crashed into the RV while I was looking through its systems before the first drive.
Fast-forward 2 months and tons of negotiations with insurance adjusters later, the repaired RV was finally ready for pickup, 2 months to-the-day from the date we'd initially bought it in December.
That's it for now, more to come soon.