Who am I? That depends who you ask! I am Vincent D. Madison to my OWA/LOST friends. Vincent is a pseudonym created when the TV show LOST started and a bunch of us like-minded (crazy) people decided to take the show a bit too seriously, playing Alternate Reality Games (ARG’s) for several years.
It was a lot of fun while it lasted, but it did not last forever. Vincent lives on as my Actor/Director/Producer/Author name, but in reality my name is really Douglas.
As I am getting older and have experienced quite a lot, I am at a point in my life where I am starting to realize that I have never really led my life exactly the way I would if I did things my way. My perspective has also shifted to being more content with life and less interested in material things, and the urge to get back to nature and see the world – old school style.
The urge to get back to that more simple life kept getting stronger, especially as technology seemed to suck up more hours of the day, and everything seemed to be rushed, with expectations of immediate responses and actions. I fondly recalled the days camping with the VW without technology, just sitting by a campfire, or watching the stars, or listening to music.
I have a great love for my ‘second home’ in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where many of my creative ideas are born, and I spend most of my time between my creative hideaway of Derry, Maine, Santa Monica, CA and the Greater Toronto Area, which for now, is technically home – but you know what they say – “Home is where you park it!”
As my two girls are now grown up and independent, I thought more about it, and this past October – I finally did it.
I bought a 1977 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper. Much the same as ERIC, but white instead of orange!
Globespotter is going to be my online diary of my road-tripping with the VW bus, and my discoveries and adventures along the way. Hopefully it might take me back to simpler times, and be a kind of time machine – at least that is my hope.
I would love to have you join me on this new adventure.
Vincent aka Douglas
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