Blog Comments and Email Slow Replies
I have been rediculously delinquent with responding to the comments on Song of the Open Road as well as my personal emails. I am writing this just to let anyone who has left a comment know that I have read it and I plan on responding, but at this moment I am out in the field doing archaeology for eight hours a day, and my access to the internet is not as easy or cheap as I would like it to be. I have been fortunate these past few months for all of the good, free internet connections that I have been able to find. I was able to complete the layout for Vagabond Journey.com as well as publish on Song of the Open Road, Traveler Photographs.com, and Vagabond Fieldnotes regularly.
But I am now back in the bush leagues; back to using internet cafes with slow connections at the rate of 80 cents an hour. Old Faithful is also not able to connect to the internet at the cafe that I have been going to for some reason, so I have not been able to publish the new pages for Vagabond Journey that I have made. So these are my excuses.
Take them if you wish, or just call me a lazy procrastinator if you would rather. I really value keeping in close contact with my family while traveling, and I usually have the technical ability to do so. I take pride in the fact that I still feel tight with my family as I wander the planet. The email and Skype is not nearly as full of a way of communication as being with them, but, then again, people often times are able to say more when in direct conversation. I know when I talk to my mother on the telephone that I have her attention and we can really talk to each other. So sometimes, in some ways, long distance family relationships can allow for people to be closer than if they were face to face all year round. Well, in some ways.
Mom, Dad, Sister, Erik the Pilot and everyone else who has not recieved a reply to their emails and comments for a while, I just want you to know that I am working on it.
Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
Copan Ruinas, Honduras
March 12, 2008