Last year, Scott Christensen quit

Filed under:General — eric @ 3:47 am

Last year, Scott Christensen quit his well-paying computer job in New York City, left his apartment, gave away all of his posessions, and set off on a trek across the United States with “nothing but a car, a bicycle, a portable computer, a cellphone, some clothes, and a toy dog.” All of it is documented here for us in bite-sized pieces. Much of it was written here in Athens, where everything started to come together for him (“Written in Watkinsville, Georgia on May 28, 1999 in the basement of the old Baptist church after so damn much coffee at Jittery Joe’s I’m too jittery to sleep”). His trek took him to many of the same places I’ve been. His bits from New Mexico (“There are nipples everywhere in New Mexico. New Mexico might very well be the teat of the world…”) and Athens (“The Athens area was the first place I liked. Friendly people, pretty lands, warm weather and free ice tea refills…”) were of special interest to me. The whole site is very well done, and if I wasn’t in the middle of something at work I’d be spending a lot of time here. I found it all by accident while doing a google search for one of our local coffee houses.

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