The adventures that followed are described in my latest book, Two Summers; Nixon and Trump by Greyhound Bus. It is a story of how I, bus travel and the United States have changed over half a century - and includes abandoned landmarks, rampant technology, clashing cultures, and individual acts of great hospitality and kindness.
'Not just a changed country but a changed narrator', commented one reviewer.
Looking back, the stresses behind the 2020 election upheavals were clearly visible in that summer of 2019. One quote in particular sticks with me still: 'We need to be sure we are not living through the last days of the Roman Republic.' It came from a police chief.
A lovely evocation of heady times in America' - BBC journalist James Naughtie
'A must read for those that simply never got over seeing this amazing America the Greyhound way' - William Eisenhuth, former Greyhound bus driver
'Tim gets a real feel for how people think of Trump and their homeland of today. He writes superbly...I loved the humour' - John Fish, The Last Word Book Review
Books: my previous memoir and four books on medical writing
Talks: based on my two latest books and available in Zoom
Courses: the ones I developed and where they can be found
Writing tips: from writing a eulogy to overcoming writer's block