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My Grandmother could have used the Hashtag MeToo in 1934

family photos and letters

Social media platforms are blowing up with the campaign #MeToo that protests the culture of silence around sexual assault. While the hashtag is used mostly by women, others are coming forward with their stories of abuse too. If my beloved mamaw were alive today, I’m not sure she would join the …

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San Francisco Motorcycle Club & Stereotypes

Think of the leggy woman in a tiny bikini and investment-grade boobs who usually adorns a bike, then replace her with a paunchy, hairy guy. I love the cheeky role reversal.

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Artists have to Eat

To my left, over the Postmaster’s door, was a mural that I somehow knew, even without an art history degree, had been hand painted in my grandparents’ time.

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Piracy on The Ohio: Cave In Rock, Illinois

The outlaw Jesse James holed up there. A quick internet search revealed that he wasn't the nastiest villain to do so. Why do we celebrate rogues and gangsters?

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Haj to Hannibal

When I planned my 2010 road trip, three destinations were set in stone, including Hannibal, Missouri, birthplace of America's best, brightest and most prescient social observer, Mark Twain.

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Are You A Pre-Title-IX Woman?

Tamela and her motorcycle helmet

Many middle aged women like me -- the pre-Title IX babies -- didn't have the opportunity to explore our physical natures growing up. Motorcycling has unleashed my adventurous side. I'd always thought of Title IX as a sports law, but athletics is just the start. Perhaps what we're seeing in the workplace is a direct result of this law.

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Kickin’ Kansas

Beautiful Sunset With Keeper Of The Plains In Wichita Kansas

Any motorcyclist will tell you to GET OFF the interstates to find the soul of a place and I did that whenever possible. Using my trusty Roadside America I found plenty to do along Highway 36 after leaving Colorado, beginning with They Also Ran, also known as the "Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans. "

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April Road Books

This travel blog will feature books about the regions I'll travel this summer along with those on motorcycles, women in mid-life with a dose of wanderlust, and whatever else I think fits the theme. Up this month: Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Tales of a Female Nomad, Lincoln Highway, and The Cactus Eaters.

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What, I’m Part of a Trend?

Seems may women "of a certain age" are jumping on bikes; 23% of all bikes are sold to the XY set.Tattoos optional! Here's a piece from CBS on the phenomenon.

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September Book Lust

If you've read any of these, please write your thoughts/a review.  Here's what's on my radar.

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