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Connect Deep

The people and places I’ve encountered on my travels have taught me the importance of connecting with the natural world and to other people in ways that have made me more human and humane.

It’s Never Too Late!

Shirly learned to ride a motorcycle in her 70's! Isn't she radiant?

Meet my friend Shirly, from southern, Idaho. I met her in 2010 in Cheyenne, Wyoming when we Conga riders rallied. She was 78 at the time!

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Getting Unstuck

Tamela and her motorcycle helmet

The 2010 calling of my soul was "You need to learn to ride a motorcycle, then you need to ride it to Oregon and back." Your mileage may vary.

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Great River Road and Women With Drive

I got off the Byway to visit Molly Cantrell-Kraig, founder of the Women With Drive Foundation, who sent me off to bed with chocolate mints on my pillow!

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Mississippi Headwaters and Aspiration

We think of the Mississippi as an awesome force, which it is...eventually. Here's what I learned about life by visiting its headwaters.

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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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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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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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Celebrating Outlaws

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

I entered the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum with a breezy attitude, looking forward to seeing the place where colorful outlaws paid their public debts. I emerged a very different person. Here's why.

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