On day 100 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Defuniak Springs FL to Mossy Head FL...

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The green carpet where I slept was dry even though it rained most of the night. I could feel an insanity resting deep in my face.

I spent most of the morning looking at my phone and wondering if any of the thoughts inside of it would survive.

When I…


On day 99 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Ponce de Leon to Defuniak Springs FL...

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I woke up on a pile of dirt next to an abandoned air circulation machine.

There wasn’t anything to eat so I poured some chia seeds in a bottle of water.

I began walking along a road where humans enjoy gathering until all the trees are…


On day 98 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Westville FL to Ponce de Leon...

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I didn’t want to moved but I got up and sat on a bucket while I waited for the internet to accept all my content.

A police officer stopped and asked what I was doing so I told him I was sitting on a bucket.


On day 97 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Bonifay FL to Westville FL...

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I woke up on a piece of grass across from the grocery store.

As I was searching for an outlet to charge my phone while I waited for the grocery store to open I found a laundromat.


On day 96 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Chipley FL to Bonifay FL...

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I’m not exactly sure where I woke up. I was lying on a piece of cement. A cell tower was blinking nearby.

I gathered my things and walked to the grocery store. The sign out front had a pig on it.


On day 95 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Cottondale FL to Chipley FL...

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I woke up on a concrete porch next to some train tracks. An hour later a man drove by in a pickup and asked what I was doing. I gathered my stuff, told him I was walking across america barefoot, and began on my way.

A small boy followed me as…


On day 94 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Marianna FL to Cottondale FL...

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I woke up on some concrete next to a building where stuff happens. The door next to the piece of concrete was open and in the tiny room I found a sink.

When the sun was done waking up I walked down to the grocery store to get some food and to see if the grocery store…


On day 93 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Grand Ridge FL to Marianna FL...

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I woke up next to a tree and four cans of pineapple. I climbed out of my sleeping arrangement, did some pee on the ground next to the tree, then climbed back in my sleeping arrangement, and ate all the cans of pineapple.

Some people were selling mirrors on the side of the road across…


On day 92 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Sneads FL to Grand Ridge FL...

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Some dogs barked at me. I walked to a gas station and bought cashews. As I was leaving the gas station I decided to talk to one of the gasoline pumps. I picked up a nozzle and said, “Stop letting humans use you.”


On day 91 of crossing America barefoot I travelled from Chattahoochee FL to Sneads FL...

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A white shed made of bricks said, “I don’t have anywhere to be today.” I climbed out of my sleeping bag.

I sat down near some bricks and looked at my phone. My phone said, “I’m sorry but I have a lot of sad news.” …

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