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The End of Hoboism

The End of Hoboism

So today marks a bit of a monumental event for both myself and an ongoing narrative on this blog: After 1 year, 7 months, and 1 day, I have finally given in to my yearning for a sense of home and the reasonable urge not to be living out a suitcase and got myself an actual apartment. Boxes of books and DVDs and garbage bags of clothes have been dusted off and removed from my mother’s garage and are about to head to where they belong: Alphabetized bookshelves and colour-coded closets. It feels good. And though my fairly travel-oriented lifestyle is not exactly ending, an end of an era this still is. And I sincerely recommend a year or two of aimless, non-permanent residence wandering to anyone in a privileged enough position to do so.

So briefly, a very big thank you to the dozens upon dozens of folks who have taken me in: Michael, Earl, Kelly, Brian, Basil, Eugene, James, Mom, Dad, Alex, Gina, Dallas, Brian, Mark, Daniel, Brad, Krista, Sonja, Robby, Paul, Brad, Rudy, Stephane, Peter, Nine, Adam, Niels, Peter, Greg, Gregg, Julie, Michael, Toby, Matt, Tilda, Sandro, Mark, Karina, Geoff, Father Ian, Steve, Trevor, PJ, the folks at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Cleveland International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, and the many friends and strangers at each locale that made everywhere sorta feel like home (except Dubai).

And to geek this entry up into overdrive. Here’s a geographic breakdown of the Hobo Tour, followed by one last set of maps.

Hobo Tour: By The Numbers
Toronto, Ontario: 187 nights
New York, New York: 108 nights
Trenton, Ontario: 43 nights
Los Angeles, California: 37 nights
Montreal, Quebec: 33 nights
Berlin, Germany: 29 nights
Park City, Utah: 28 nights
London, England: 15 nights
Halifax, Nova Scotia: 10 nights
Edinburgh, Scotland: 10 nights
Austin, Texas: 10 nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 9 nights
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic: 7 nights
Havana, Cuba: 7 nights
Cleveland, Ohio: 6 nights
Nairn, Scotland: 5 nights
A plane across the Atlantic Ocean: 5 nights
East Hampton, New York: 4 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 3 nights
Glasgow, Scotland: 3 nights
Prague, Czech Republic: 3 nights
Palm Springs, California: 3 nights
A plane across the United States: 3 nights
The Isle of Skye, Scotland: 2 nights
Strontian, Scotland: 1 night
Dores, Scotland: 1 night
Fort Augustus, Scotland: 1 night
Kinlochleven, Scotland: 1 night
Inverness, Scotland: 1 night
Frankford, Ontario: 1 night
Niagara Falls, Ontario: 1 night
A train across Western Europe: 1 night

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