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Musings

Often based on the life lessons I’ve learned about myself, these posts are more philosophical than those categorized as “perspective.”

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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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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The Power of Tribe

Battle Rock

Kevin Bacon's not the only one who's six degrees of separation from the other people in his tribe. We're all drawing closer together each day. Here's a story of how my tribe reached out to me from yesterday's story.

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Carlin, Camping and Stuff

Garage full of junk

George Carlin had it right when he riffed on our relationships with our stuff. "A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it..." Motorcycle travel helps put this into perspective.

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Slipping, Sliding and Sticking

Two lessons I learned about riding a motorcycle in slop that also apply to life and some advice from Oliver Wendell Holmes

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