Saturday, January 01, 2000


Jason is bored with the hum-drum of everyday life as a micro-plumber. Mike is easily pursuaded by Jason's silver-tongued oratory. For these reasons will feel that it is self-evident that all men (however equal) deserve to take a year off from their toil and travel the world. It won't be easy. It won't be cheap. It will be a bit of a deserved respite from our late youth and our early adulthood. I'm not saying that seeing the world makes you into a man. Being able to BBQ properly - that makes you a man. I'm not saying that we're going on some sort of voyage of discovery. Everything in the world that can be found likely already has. We're not hippies. There is no larger philosophical point at hand. What is at hand is our undeniable urge to walk the earth. The origin for this lust for wandering is not clear. Some say that it goes all the way back to the very first days when mobility meant survival. Others believe it to be a product of the post-agricultural society. There are practical reasons. I will feel like a chump if I die without visiting at least six of the glorious seven continents that grace our planet.