We are not all intended to travel that proverbial well-paved road through life. In fact, some people do not travel well on those ultra-smooth, perfectly banked speedways. Those folks are certainly the minority, but they are bound to take the lesser roads, the roads that have long stretches of gravel, steep hills, and fewer amenities. The thing is, it suits them and they are happy.
Then there is that fringe element, such as myself, who only fit into that Awkward Few category. We are destined to take the rugged goat trails through the mountains of adversity in our life adventures. We tend to eschew conventional comforts and embrace the peculiar challenges of daily living on the edge of disaster.
Those are metaphorical descriptors, of course, of life choices in general, and the way we approach our work and home in particular. I assume you all caught that. But this is not intended to be a deeply philosophical or spiritual treatise.
This is actually an introduction. An introduction to the next generation of Hodges that have chosen the path of adventure over convention. The funny thing about a life of adventure is, there is no map. You get to make it up as you go. The down side is, there is no map, you have to make it up as you go.
So I welcome my son, Josiah, and his daring bride, McKinley, into the uncharted world of ad-libbed life. They are starting out today on the road as musicians/performers. They will be busking around the country this summer. To my "Dad sense," it's a little nerve-wracking. But to my sense of adventure, it is exhilarating.
So I invite you to share in their adventures. They can be found on Facebook at the following link: