Welcome to My Full-Time RV Living LifeStyle Blog!

I suppose I should mention that this is an RV blog. The picture of me standing beside a motorhome in the banner probably tipped you off to that fact already, but you know how it is with blogs, any body can put anything in the header.

Anyways, I was born, raised, and live in Maine, I have 12 cats, and some people would call me homeless. Nope, I have a home, I just don't have what people call a standard house. My house has wheels and her name is Rosebud. My backyard stretches on for thousands and thousands of miles all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Once upon a time I had a "regular home" but a flood came and took it away. Me and my cats spent the next 3 years living under a 8x6 tarp and survived through 3 blizzards and Maine's coldest winter on record when the temps hit -48F. After that me and the cats moved in a Volvo. As hard as it is to live in a tent with 12 cats, it's even harder to live in a Volvo with 12 cats, and a motorhome named No Hurry was the answer. No Hurry: my home, my office, my RV.

I plan to use this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, adventures, and advice on being self-employed, living and working a full-time RV LifeStyle with an army of cats, while boondocking in the wonderful (and sometimes sub-zero) state of Maine.

I hope to write a post a day featuring random thoughts as they pop into my head, and hopefully 2 or 3 posts per week will focus on something helpful to those seeking to live in an RV full time. If you've any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on what sort of posts you'd like to see me write, please comment and let me know.

I hope you all have as much fun reading this blog as I know I'll have writing it.


Sunday, June 10, 2012

EelKat's Thoughts on Classic Combo by David Heatly

As with last semester, at the end of the Summer Semester 2012 @ SMCC, I am now putting my college essays online. This is one of several book/article reviews written for the Lit&Environment class:

Wendy C Allen
LITR 245 Literature & Environment
Prof. Robert Verttese
June 10, 2012

Classic Combo by David Heatly

Did you like the writing style?

Yes, I love graphic novels. I think they are able to tell a story with a bigger impact because people often find it easier to understand pictures than words. Of course I am a comic book collector, with over 7,000 Uncle Scrooge comics from 1937 to current issues, in languages from all across the globe, all bagged, boarded, and indexed, so it stands to reason that I would connect to this style of “writing”. This particular story is very effective for images. It would have taken a whole novel to say in words, what Heatly was able to say without a single word in 10 pages.

Did the ideas appeal to you?

Yes, very much. I am a vegetarian and animal rights activist. I’m also the little girl who was all over the news media 30 odd years ago, when I started my protest and boycott of Proctor and Gamble. Today I have millions of followers and supporters, and my one child protest is now an international organization, aptly called: The P&G Boycott. So, yes, I love stuff like this. Heatly’s story is the type of stuff I would be putting in my own flyers and pamphlets. I grew up on a poultry farm, which was the cause of my shunning meat at age 6 (much to my parent’s disapproval) and boycotting companies by age 12, and 30 years later still going strong in this area.

What SPECIFICALLY did you like/dislike?

I especially like the final section featuring the life and death story of the cow. I like stuff that tells it like it is and doesn’t gloss over the “bad parts”. You see the young cow happy the first few panels, but getting sicker and sicker as each panel progresses. It speaks of how poorly she was treated, and how horrible her short life was.

A quote or two you liked and why you liked them:

Hmm...can’t exactly quote this one, as there are no words in it. Oh well.

How does this reading connect to another idea, reading, film, etc. and explain the connection.

I think perhaps I already answered this when I mentioned my boycott and protest of P&G.

What might the theme be? What was he trying to express?

That the world is being destroyed by industrialization, factories, over farming, fog. fumes, senseless slaughter, abuse of innocents, all for self serving greed of tasting a non nutritional slab of fat.


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~Rev. Wendy C. Allen aka Empress EelKat of Laughing Gnome Hollow


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