Produced By: Dean Muz
It’s not uncommon for a trucker to be away for weeks at a time and being alone makes it very easy to fall into temptations that are literally around the corner. Transport for Christ is a ministry designed to meet the unique personal and spiritual needs of the people that work in this very difficult industry.
FEATURED IN REPORT:
Dave Schroeder-Owner Schroeder Transport
Ron Davis-Veteran Trucker
Sam Macintosh-Chaplain-Transport for Christ
Reg Hawk-Retired Trucker
Duration : 0:6:38
Woodrow Landfair has traveled the
continental 48 states of America by motorcycle for the last 13 months. This is what he calls Woodrow Landfair has traveled the continental 48 states of America by motorcycle for the last 13 months. This is what he calls Urban Camping (Truck Stop Sleeping).
For more information about Woodrow visit: http://www.WoodrowLandfair.com
Woodrow Landfair had never ridden a motorcycle. He had never written a book. He had no experience in public speaking.
After earning a degree in Creative Writing in the spring of 2006, Landfair pawned all he had and dedicated himself to traveling the 48 states while writing his first novel.
To lighten expenses, Landfair sold his car, purchasing a 1995 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle to undertake the odyssey.
To promote himself he performs his short-stories at venues nationwide.
To support himself –and to gather material–Landfair does manual labor and odd jobs. He’s worked as a room service bell hop, a door-to-door salesman, a babysitter, a bartender, a waiter, and a food-runner. He’s built a fence in Florida, been a bouncer in New York City, changed oil in Virginia, and lifeguarded in Washington, D.C.
Landfair has lived in homeless shelters in New York City. He has stayed as a volunteer in the Katrina ravaged Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. He’s slept and dined in the mansions of millionaires, in trailer parks, in truck stops, and in roadside fields.
His journey through the 48 states is part of a curriculum in self-education. Landfair is learning as a writer, as an artist, as an American, and as a human.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Stanley Woodrow Landfair, nicknamed Pack, grew up traveling between his father in San Francisco, California and his mother in Springfield, Virginia.
He attended the University of Texas where he spent his first two years as a Midshipman on a US Navy ROTC Scholarship. From 2003-2005 he was a member of the Longhorn baseball team. He was twice named their Teammate of the Year (2004, 2005) and won an NCAA National Championship (2005). He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing.
Landfair’s intention was to pursue a career as a U.S. Navy SEAL before setting out to become a writer. When a back injury ended his former aspiration, Landfair began work on the latter.
As for his plans after touring the 48, Landfair quotes Louis L’Amour: “My intention was to be a writer. I would make no effort to acquire a trade.”
Duration : 0:7:38