My life, has been guided by wanderlust. I thumbed on six continents, hopped freight trains from L.A. to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and canoed the Mississippi for two grueling months. In my early twenties during the Hippie Era, I hitched around America with my folk-singing partner. We left with a penny each. We returned to California a hundred days later with five cents apiece. We found that singing for your supper is a good way to lose weight.