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Where in the world is Joseph Fonseca? October 15, 2011

Posted by Amy in Journalism, Stories.

Photo by Joshua Trujillo/seattlepi.com

I had the chance to write a fun story this week — all about a man who’s a whole lot braver than most of us.

Joseph Fonseca has been on the road for years. Each year, a different city. This year, he’s in Seattle.

I spent an afternoon wandering around the city with him this week, and we talked about furniture (he doesn’t own any), girlfriends (hard to keep them when you’re on the move) and books (he brings some of those along).

Fonseca is a pretty shy person, but he says he draws inspiration from writer Jack Kerouac.

“Everyone sort of turns on Kerouac,” he told me. “Instead of seeing him as a symbol of freedom, they see him as a symbol of idiocy. To me, it’s just important that there’s someone out there who’s still being an idiot like Kerouac.”

Here’s the story: “In Seattle now, man’s goal…



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