I have hitchhiked the United States for most of 22 years.  I am a Christian.  I have had three books self-published:  High Plains Drifter:  A Hitchhiking Journey Across America (2008), The First Time I Rode a Freight Train & other hitchhiking stories (2012) and Writings from the Road (2016).  I am self-educated and I also graduated from Iowa State University in 1995 with a BA in English Literature.  I have been influenced by monastic and Pentecostal Christianity.

A short story, "High Plains Drifter", was published by Ethos Magazine (Iowa State University) in 1995.  Two poems, "Shiloh" and "A Prophet's Eyes", were published by Ethos in 1997.

Obedience:  The Bondage Breaker
Book Review:  High Plains Drifter
Clint Eastwood's film High Plains Drifter (1973)
Author & Hitchhiker overlooking Jackson, WY in 2011


"Thou must join in with the beginnings of life, and be exercised with the day of small things, before thou meet with the great things, wherein is the clearness and satisfaction of the soul. The rest is at noonday; but the travels begin at the breakings of day, wherein are but glimmerings or little light, wherein the discovery of good and evil are not so manifest and certain; yet there must the traveller begin and travel; and in his faithful travels ... the light will break in upon him more and more."

--Isaac Penington

Walls of Jericho


  1. Hey Tim... I saw your blog... beautiful job, hope to see you again. Enjoy Jackson.... the real fire was in 2001...still cutting firewood from that one.... Kelly

  2. Kelly: Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Speaking of fire, you may want to read this:

    "Jackson, Wyoming Fire, 2012"

  3. What a mission God has set you on. Your blog has inspired me. If you are ever in Alpine, Texas (or there abouts) let me know. My email

    It is very beautiful here and God has pulled me out here. I know what you are saying in your writings is Truth. Thanks.

    1. gayst: Thank you for your comment. The Lord put me in the road; I am still hitchhiking.

      I used to hitchhike a lot through Texas--mostly in the late 1990s and early 2000s. I have never been to Alpine, Texas. Right now I am in Salmon, Idaho staying with some friends for a few days.

  4. Tim, found's mine:

    1. David: Thanks again for the ride from Helena to Missoula, Montana the other day. God bless you and your family.