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Dakotah Drives

Wagon Teamster Recovering

Charles Edwards

I spoke with Mississippi Highway Patrol, Sgt. Mike Cain this morning for an update regarding the accident between Bob Skelding and a semi-tractor trailer.On Tuesday, February 10, 2009, at approximately 11:27am/EST, Wagon Teamster, Bob Skelding, was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 45 toward Meridian, Mississippi.Visibility on this two-lane country road ...

Wagon Teamster is struck in route

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/10/Bob_By_Wagon_Ready_4_Walls.jpgDear friends of Dakotah;I just received a phone call from an East Coast Wagon Teamster, named Lauren, who let me know that at 11:27AM this morning, Mr. Bob Skelding ( http://www.wagonteamster.com/) was struck by tanker truck while traveling through Scooba, Mississippi this afternoon on Highway 45.I contacted the local hospital ...

Dakotah - Anticipation

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Feb/09/Talking_Horses.jpgHow many times have we heard, “A watched pot never boils”? It has also been said that what separates the human species from lower forms of life is that humans have the power of reason and anticipation.To that end, I was anticipating a day of observing Dakotah visit a few ...

Dakotah - Small Graces

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/31/Dakotah_and_Ed_II.jpgThe week has been busy for Dakotah as he settled into camp just outside Modesto, California. This week we produced a small internet movie to portray the events of the week. I hope you enjoy the view.You will have to copy and paste either of the links below onto your ...

Dakotah - Agent of Change

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/27/Dakotah_At_Peace.jpgcat•a•lyst (noun) an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.Since I have been covering the travails and travels of Mr. Ron “Dakotah” McElvery, I have come to know that he is a simple person living within simple means; traveling at speeds (4-mph) that make his existence other-dimensional.By this ...

Dakotah - Powered by Light

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/23/Solar_Panel_NO_Background.jpgAside from the natural curiosity of ‘why’ someone would adapt ( as their lifestyle) a life lived from the perch of a horse-drawn covered wagon, is ‘how’ such a person actually does it.An email arrived regarding the use of solar panels to facilitate the electrical needs of Dakotah's wagon. The ...

Dakotah - A Yin and Yang

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/19/Press_Pass.jpgI’ve come to understand that everyone has a story. Whether it is Dakotah driving his team down an interstate or county road, or the people who actually stop to talk to him; we’ve all got a movie being played-out to some conclusion on the big screen of life.Possessing a Press-Credential ...

Dakotah - Remarkably Unremarkable

Charles Edwards

Life is not usually a series of monumental events; rather, our life is summed by the total of the small, seemingly insignificant and often unnoticed moments that never make the lead story of the day.http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/13/ept_Test.JPGThe wonder and amazement, at the realization the home pregnancy test you are holding in your ...

Dakotah - The Winter's End

Charles Edwards

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/10/IMG_0136.jpgI am mesmerized by the sound of horse hooves as they mark time on the pavement; a rhythm of song sung in a lullaby. To the man driving his team toward the next destination, it is a sweet symphony.The world in which we live is so large; yet at times, ...

Dakotah - On Television

Charles Edwards

The internet television news outlet, www.ukiahvalley.tv and their reporter, Tamara Drake, published their story on Dakotah yesterday and I posted it on his MySpace page: www.myspace.com/rondakotahRon asked that I convey his sentiments regarding the events of Sunday and they are as follows:http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/Jan/07/IMG_1059.jpgGreetings, to all my friends;The last few days have ...

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