I write a personal blog about my adventures – and misadventures – on the road, not to be confused with my eponymous consumer advocacy blog. Please stop by and catch up with the latest. It’ll be fun.
We live in interesting times. A free press is under attack, consumer advocacy is a dying profession, and corporate America is almost literally laughing all the way to the bank with its ill-gotten gains.
You read my consumer advocacy site every day. You follow the well-researched, useful stories I write for USA Today, the Washington Post, and my newspaper syndicate. Maybe you comment on the stories, too.
This week, we’re visiting the small town of Buellton, Calif., about a half hour drive north of Santa Barbara. It’s the kind of place you might miss if you’re heading to the more touristy Solvang, the Danish-themed village a few miles east of here.
I’m in Monterey, Calif., this week, which like many parts of northern California is lined with awe-inspiring cliffs that plunge into a cold Pacific.
What if everything ended now? What if I stopped publishing a consumer advocacy website? What if I quit holding companies’ feet to the fire in the pages of the Washington Post, USA Today and in my syndicated columns?
The next segment of our cross-country adventure starts on Tuesday. It’s a three-month trek across California, Oregon and Washington. We’ll be in Alaska for September, but I’m getting ahead of myself.
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