The This Is My Life Ride

Sitting here this morning frustrated and depressed and wondering why, after what I felt was an excellent interview last week, I hadn’t gotten a call from the company with a job offer, I cracked open the Gmaps Pedometer website and started looking back over my life via the places where I’ve lived it.

Next thing I knew I was charting the course of a bike ride that would bring me past each of the 16 addresses I’ve had since I was born. It totals 58.4 miles and looks a little something like the outline of a stegosaur:


There’s a larger version of the static image here, or you can zoom in/out and all around live via this link here. Not sure of the if/when I might undertake this all-day sucker as my time at this point is much better spent pursuing a full-time gig rather than chasing down ghosts of my past… but still, there are worse ways to wallow.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."