Conquer It. Just Do It. Mistakes Only Make Your Stronger.

A page in the Original Journal

A page in the Original Journal. This journal is from the North Carolina Original Journal. And yes, that is an original autograph and signature of the one and only Anne Lamott. I went to her book signing and reading at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC.  

Here is some background info on this page in the Original Journal.

1. It is the current Original Journal (I am carrying this one around with me now in North Carolina).

2. Emery Smith was an administrator that I worked for (as a teacher). He is also a redhead.

3. Anne Lamott is one of my all time favorite authors.

4. Emins or Emily Ashley is a random person — have no idea who she is. She is obviously an Original Journal signer.  I love what she says and I also love that it is on the same page as Anne Lamott’s Original Journal signing.

5. That is red ink that bled onto my notebook at the top. I am not one to put caps back on pens and of course, the journal travels with me everywhere I go.

Hope. Wish. Dream. Be.

Journal Your Journey

This Bus Ride…

I met Dan from England on the Greyhound Bus.  He was bored and not a big fan of Greyhound.

I met Dan from England on a Greyhound Bus on a trip to Wyoming from California in 1998. He was bored and not a big fan of Greyhound. He signed The Greyhound Journal.

Go Greyhound and leave the driving to us.

Have you ever traveled by bus?  Where did you go?  

Directions to Greenwich Village

Directions to Greenwich Village

Directions to Greenwich Village in The NYC Journal, circa 1998

I recently found out my grandparents met in Greenwich Village in the late 1920’s. It should be noted that this journal signing happened pre cell phones, Google, and Smartphones.  I asked directions the good ole’ fashion way — person to person.  Edward actually worked at a film camera store in New York City. You can see a photo of him, taken on a polaroid.  Old School, I know. Check out the link below to see his photo.

This journal signing appears in this long form Original Journal Gonzo journalism piece, “Twenty Dollars and Taverns Tall.” It’s a good one. Worth the read.

Have a great weekend.

P.S. — The Original Journal is going to the beach this weekend. There may or may not be a posting Sunday. Also, next week will debut some of The UK Journal signings.  Sneak peek of the cover below.

The UK Journal

The UK Journal