Couchsurfing on Cape Cod

October 4, 2010

Oct 4. So where were we? Oh yeah, Brooklyn. I’ve been hanging around Massachusetts – Boston and Cape Cod – since then, doing what I do best: eating other people’s food, sleeping in their driveways, being America’s Guest. I try to earn my keep, in the sense that I believe the Traipsemobile serves as a […]

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Bernard Schwartz (1925-2010)

September 30, 2010

I encountered Tony Curtis twice in my life, once at a junket in Los Angeles for a TNT movie, “Christmas in Connecticut” where I ended up getting stuck in an elevator with him, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kris Kristofferson, one of my favorite unlikely celebrity combos of all time. He was funny and outrageous and sure […]

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New York, New England, New Ways In Which I’m Kind of a Dick

September 27, 2010

So where we? Oh, yeah, Medway, Mass., under suspicion but ultimately exonerated. I’ve spent most of the last two weeks going back and forth between New York and New England, traipsing down wooded parkways where the leaves are just now beginning to turn color and into the land of toll booths and low overpasses, every […]

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To Protect and Overserve

September 21, 2010

Sept. 20 — So where we? Oh, yeah, Knoxville. I spent most of the next day driving in the rain, the last gasps of the same tropical storm that had been chasing me since Texas. I finally outran it in Virginia, somewhere in Shenandoah County, just in time to watch the remaining clouds cast long […]

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My TV Guide Preview of “Lone Star”

September 14, 2010

Hey, here’s a surprise, actual professional writing. From the Fall Preview issue of TV Guide. lonestarweb

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Sno-Cones, Sushi and Sixty Degrees

September 13, 2010

Sept. 13 – Framingham, Mass. – It’s already weird here. The Traipsemobile gets stared at wherever it goes, but here the stares last a little longer and seem a little more judgmental, less, “Hey, what is that thing?” and more, “Why are you here?” I think it may be the Texas license plates. They probably […]

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Flyover America Touts the Traipsathon

September 9, 2010

Traipsathon fully endorses the efforts of Flyover America, an endorsement that is in no way influenced by this flattering post which details the Texas Farewell party in Dallas and makes it appear as if there might actually be a point to this thing.

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The Starting Line

September 8, 2010

Sept. 7 —  The last time I did anything like this, 25 years ago, I knew where I was going and why.  I was going to spend the 1985-86 college basketball season driving to as many games as I could, living in a van and writing two columns a week for the Dallas Morning News, […]

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A Traipsathon Special Event: Farewell to Texas

August 28, 2010

A Special Sunday Party Event The Traipsathon Farewell to Texas Sunday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day Weekend) 7 p.m. Bar Belmont 901 Fort Worth Avenue, Dallas, TX 75208 (in scenic Oak Cliff) The Belmont If you’re interested in dinner at SMOKE, come at 6, and let me know so I can reserve a big-ass table. Joseph […]

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Alternator Apocalypse: A Retrospective

August 27, 2010

We have, at long last, declared “Mission:Accomplished” in regards to the Traipsemobile Alternator Apocalypse. With the acceptance of a “pro-rated” refund from the fine folks at Maniac Motors, located on the outskirts of Balch Springs, Texas, we have a working alternator capable of powering the Traipsathon Mobile Command Center and all it’s top-secret super-villain appliances […]

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