The Sketching of Ren

Hey!

Hey!

I have made major changes to my website! Please take some time to look it over. In the past three years my life has gotten smaller and more compact. I’ve given away, sold, thrown away, and donated nearly everything I own. Yet I’ve never been happier. While my life is small, its also bigger than the wide world because of the people I’ve met, the scenes that take my breath away, the confidence I’ve gained in overcoming obstacles, kindnesses that…

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Me First

Me First

Now that my life is pretty much as simple as it can be, its time to be creative in new ways. I want to create things just because I want to. Here I go. I’m going to make short videos on how to do things. This is a good place to start – tangling. The above steps are where I started, but I found it so relaxing that I wanted to create more and more. One day I wanted to…

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My first winter without winter – ARIZONA!

My first winter without winter – ARIZONA!

Today is December 8th, 2022. The year is waning. My tiny home on wheels smells like coffee brewing. In fact, it just gurgled that its ready to be sipped and savored. The view outside the window over my desk is a foggy one. It surprised me, because I’ve never actually seen fog in Arizona. Technology promises that the temp will be 73 and the clouds and fog will dissipate, leaving me the blue skies I came here for. This RV…

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My Own Kind

My Own Kind

…and what does that look like? When I lived in Southern Maryland, my life was filled with creative people. Artists, photographers, poets, musicians, writers, and actors. Occasionally I got to play board games and cards. I taught. I learned. I built. Things happened. Now I live in a little travel trailer. A camper. Everything I own is here in this space. Oddly enough, its amazing how much room a small space makes in my life. Room for more free time….

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Alone in a Crowd

Alone in a Crowd

You can be in the midst of a crowd and yet still be alone. I’ve struggled with the writing of this post. Perhaps I’m over thinking it. But maybe its very important to me, so I’m searching for the right words to relay the story. Or maybe I’m just more visual and words elude me. Don’t know. My travel trailer travels. Its meant to go places and its like a gigantic suitcase. Everything I need is inside. In fact, everything…

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Lost Voice

Lost Voice

…If found, please return to Ren I’m a story teller. Memory keeper. I’m Ren on Paper. Words. Images. I’ve experienced so much life. Good and bad. It would serve no purpose to talk about the bads. I will, however, talk about the goods. I got to fly a T37 jet once. Went on survival training in the Everglades. Flew in helicopters a couple times. Went scuba diving and zip lining in Japan. Took a glass blowing class there. Spent three…

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I Must Confess

I Must Confess

…that most of the things that make me want to give up are my own fault. I purchased this Grand Design “Imagine” travel trailer in mid-March. In May I forgot to tip one end of the awning and a heavy downpour of rain while I was at the vet with my cat, broke my awning. I returned home to find it hanging down and I was terrified. Was this already the end of my RV life? I have no photo…

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Is RV Life Worth It?

Is RV Life Worth It?

In the years that I have full time RV’d, I’ve been following many who do the same. I learn from their “lessons learned” and “tips” videos and I rejoice in reading about their wonderful adventures. However, I’ve never seen one where they talk about what I’m about to talk about. Things happen. Things break. Sometimes its a small thing. A piece of trim might come lose due to a bump in the highway. The exterior trim on the outside of…

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Hat Nights

Hat Nights

Oh, maybe a dozen years ago…dear me! It was more like fifteen. I started something called “hat nights”. Dinner guests were required to bring a hat to dinner or pick one of the many I’d collected. A person might end up wearing ski goggles, a monkey hat, ski mask, straw hat, cowboy hat… Somehow, sitting around a table where everyone is wearing silly hats makes it easy to relax and enjoy the evening meal. Try it!