Before people shut down for the last two weeks of the year or the end of the world on December 21, according to the Mayans, I’m publishing five days of stories, specifically on Fresno, home of my birth and where I have slept most nights in 2012. It’s sort of a year in review. No restaurant reviews, but rather some commentary and reflection.
I traveled a lot of miles in 2012 on Highway 99 and various East-West spurs throughout California. It’s the first year I have not travelled internationally in many years and I only made it to a few states in the union. No epiphanies or grand statements, I’m just “a simple man trying to make his way in the universe”.
As I mentioned back in September, I’ve been busy making a living. The Cured Ham has always been an outlet, an escape for me to write. Sitting in a car for four hours doesn’t enable me the same luxury I had sitting on a plane or in an airport for four hours. So as my lifestyle has changed, so has my writing frequency. I expect to be driving up and down 99 as much if not more in 2013, so the writing will continue to be infrequent. But like the Dark Knight, The Cured Ham will be in the shadows, mainly silent, but always watching, waiting until he’s needed.
Here's the line-up of stories for the next week.
- Defining North Fresno? Who Cares.
- Hello and Goodbye
- The Land of Oz
- The Bunist Movement
- Pig versus Cow
Here's to a prosperous 2013 for everyone. Thanks to everyone for reading my stories, reviews, rants and commentary in 2012.