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The word knave perfectly captures a specific vibe. To the author of this blog it summarizes  wandering the world as a thinker, a drifter, a vagabond, a pirate, a learner, a maker, a rogue, a seeker, and above all things- a chaser of freedom and dreams. In that spirit, A Wandering Knave shares contemporary experiences, ideas, itineraries, news, anecdotes, and other travely things to help get readers on roads and hopefully make the world a slightly more knavish and well-traveled place. This is also an effort to emphasize sustainability and other nice things that make good philosophical sense.

Particularly if you are young, poor, not very gifted at capitalism, and/or inexperienced, but are not about to let that get in the way of traveling,  this blog is for you.

Here are some quotes that relate to that:

“It’s fierce, an’ it’s wild, an’ it’s not bothered about anybody, not even about me right. And that’s why it’s great.”  -A Kestrel for a Knave

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” -Edward Abbey

“Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” -Mark Twain

“… a rascal; action-taking knave ; super-serviceable finical rogue…”    -King Lear insult, heavily abridged

“Thou knave!” -Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene 3