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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels across country in my mobile billboard truck as I attempt to engage in dialogue with people in hopes to wake us up and inspire action to change our country and communities and selves. And it is froth with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society and life we want

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Check your fluids!

So I'm planning on taking off early - but leisurely - this morning. I've 3 days to drive over 700 miles to my next reading location in Indiana.

And I'm sad to tear myself away and say goodbye to my wonderful chosen kickass family in Jackson.

But I do leave, deciding to stop at Whole Foods one more time, as there is no Whole Foods along my route or in Lafayette, where I'll be staying.

Coming out of the store, returning to my truck, I glance underneath the engine and see a little puddle, look closer and see a drip drip drip. I lay down and scoot under the truck and sure enough, radiator fluid is leaking and it appears to be coming from where the hose is attached to the bottom of the radiator.

Oh shit. Of course I'm thankful I haven't gone far from my chosen family and thankful I've seen the leak before getting on the highway.

I return to my sistar's home and she immediately comes out to look and help me. I'm thinking the clamp has somehow loosened allowing the hose to slip less than a quarter inch. At least I'm HOPING that's all it is.

We get the proper tools and begin loosening the clamp more so we can push the hose back that quarter inch, crossing fingers.

Low and behold, the leak stops! We've fixed it!!!!

I'm filled with that overwhelming pride of accomplishment - and relief that comes with knowing what could have been in store for me, for my truck, if I had not noticed that leak when I did.