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Last Gallon, Last Dime

But I took a wrong turn. By the time I got re-oriented my fuel light appeared. I was down to one gallon of gas, which would carry me about 60 miles.

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Motels without Ratings

At first I thought, Oh no, is this a meth lab motel? Then I quieted my mind and tuned in.

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Become A Food Champion

Here's how I like to find the right place to eat: Do you know a restaurant where real people make their own food and serve it on real plates instead of throwaway stuff?

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Water, Gravel and the Serenity Prayer

Motorcycling is pretty straightforward: Oh, here's water, so I'll take it slow an easy; uh oh, here's a patch of gravel, so I'll get it and go. But life doesn't always present itself in such an easy-to-figure-out way.

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Competitive Campfiring

Campfire Teepee

I methodically arranged the kindling into a teepee shape and the firewood in a larger teepee around it. One match. Two matches. Three matches and voila!

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An Old Yeller Moment

Denbeigh, the beloved Corgi

Carter dug Denbeigh's grave in the back yard with a little moral support from a neighbor. The old Corgi was the only dog either of my boys had ever known as a family member.

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Who’s Controlling Your Story?

Here I am on my first solo road trip, crossing the Mississippi River.

If you had to introduce yourself to a dozen strangers every day, with no naysayers or fact checkers weighing in, what would you say?

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Take a Chance

Baha'i Temple in Wilmette IL

Proving the old maxim that there are no strangers, just friends we haven't yet met, meet Bethany, from Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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Yellowstone Wildlife go with the Flow

massive bull bison yellowstone

Yellowstone black bears and bison show us how to live the good life.

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When a Dragon’s not a Dragon

The 11-mile stretch is said to have 318 curves. I could believe somewhere in excess of 100 if you count the tiny wobbles off a straight line, but not 318. Oh well, why quibble? It's fun!

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