Many people asked what charity I was raising money for; a few asked whether I was crowd-sourcing my adventure. Each question baffled me until I grasped their intent. Money defines so much of our lives; folks naturally assumed there must be a money angle to my enterprise.
There is not. I am not raising money for any charity, nor would I ask anyone to underwrite this journey. If my adventure has anything to do with money, it’s exploring how much life I can squeeze out of prudent resources. I have enough money. Not because I have so much, but because my wants are few. Besides, I’m seeking the most authentic aspects of America, which are often inexpensive.