Why I Decided to Live in a Van

Why I Decided to Live in a Van

The lifeless black eye of the video camera stared into my soul like death itself. “Why are you doing this?” was the question my interviewer asked me. And I found myself struggling with the answer. Not because I didn’t know, but because there were so many reasons why....
Burn Your Possessions

Burn Your Possessions

“My greatest skill has been to want little.”– Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854) I lit a match and threw it on my most prestigious Emmy award. It was soaked in lighter fluid, so it erupted immediately into a big ball of flame. I watched as the “Nick Conedera” printed...
I was at the 7th Box Bombing in ATX

I was at the 7th Box Bombing in ATX

Austin, TX – March 20, 2018 I was at the autoparts store getting some stuff for the van when I noticed ambulances coming down the road. I was exhausted so I didn’t think anything of it – I had been working on the van build for three months straight, with only a few...