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Women on Wheels® Here I Come!

Cattle drive sculpture in Billings, MT

I’m looking forward to being with several hundred Women On Wheels® (WOW) at their 27th International Ride InTM  this July. They’ve asked me to keynote the opening ceremonies and lead four workshops (outlined below). To get there from my home in North Carolina, I’ve planned this itinerary. Are you on my way? …

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The Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway Catfish

Like so many of you, I was brought up not to lie. So while I’d like to say the best website in the world is mine, it’s not; it’s Roadside America. When you’re mapping out where to stop between points A and B, you’ve got to consult Roadside America.  If you …

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Lava Hot Springs and Risk Taking

Lava Hot Springs

I’ve often wondered who the first genius was who thought of soaking in a natural hot spring for medicinal purposes. Brave. I got my first chance to soak in a volcanic hot spring in a little town called Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. It’s located about 100 miles southwest of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where …

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Mastermind Group for Business Authors Forming in April

man in a library reading "the ultimate book on leadership"

I’m forming a new mastermind for non-fiction authors beginning April 11, 2013. Download this PDF with all the details If you’ve been saying “I need help writing my book,” this mastermind group might be just what you need to move the book out of your head and into readers’ hands. You …

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Craters of the Moon

When you think of Idaho, I bet you don’t think of it being an inactive volcanic site, but that’s what it is. President Coolidge designated a large area in southern Idaho as a national monument, and called it Craters of the Moon, based on what people could see of the moon …

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Middle Aged Motorcycling Urges

Biker Bunnies with my bike in Lava Hot Springs

I remember the day I became an “Idaho Biker Bunny.” I was in line at a Wyoming Taco Bell with four other Conga riders from Idaho, whom I met in 2010 on my first road trip. They agreed to escort me from Cheyenne through their beautiful state all the way …

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Putting Myself in Time Out

My ever-patient friend and traveling companion, Jill

  If you aren’t listening to the podcast version of this story you are missing out on a treat. Sound effects and mood music plus lots more detail. TRY IT! One of my many failings is impatience. Yesterday I talked about repairing my gas tank cap with duct tape, and I promised …

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Ode to Duct Tape

I never appreciated the versatility of duct tape before I became a motorcyclist. Last weekend, at the dinner that followed a memorial service for one of my dearest friends’ father, I found myself recommending duct tape as a way to handle a big pan of leftovers. Duct tape for leftovers …

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Biker Talk 101

How to Talk to a Biker 101. I’m not one to rant, and I hope you won’t take this as such, but I’ve been on the receiving end of some comments that have not been, let’s say, thoughtfully prepared. Perhaps you have too. When I tell people that I ride …

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Live Like a Shepherd

If you read my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer you’ve seen pictures of this shepherd wagon. I didn’t know what it was when I first saw it at Dirty Annie’s in Shell, Wyoming, but then learned that shepherds would live in these 7’x8′ abodes as they …

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