|My Route 66 fun meter.|
When this adventure commenced, keeping a ribbon in my 1948 Underwood typewriter and film in the camera, and knowing the best place for development consumed time not spent writing, or conducting research. It should be noted that research consisted of phone calls, extensive use of the card catalog at the library, and lengthy waits for a response to letters sent. I also used payphones. Yes, I really am that old.
Between then and now, I have had to learn how to use a word processor (still working on that), how to use a digital camera (most likely a “C” on that test), and how to create and promote a blog. There is also a self publishing endeavor afoot (a walking tour of Kingman, and a guide to the surrounding area is forthcoming soon).
There was also an aborted attempt at development of a video series. Perhaps this will be revisited on the future but it will be impossible to improve on the stellar work of KC Keefer.
Now its podcast development, to promote the blog, to promote the books, to promote tour development, to promote Jim Hinckley’s America. Even though I would be able to make the transition to Amish farmer with little difficulty, I have toyed with the idea of adding podcasting to the Jim Hinckley’s America endeavors for some time.
As conceived, it would enable me to take enthusiasts on the road during our travels to meet the people that make the road special, and to introduce them to the secret places. After months of meditating on the idea, I decided to take the plunge at the urging of my publicist.
The self imposed deadline to have everything in place for this venture is the first weekend in May. What better venue for the kickoff of Jim Hinckley’s America podcast than the annual Route 66 Fun Run?
There is no doubt about it, I have selected the ideal career choice for a man consumed with a Don Quixote complex that results in satisfaction derived from jousting with windmills.