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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.”

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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Bug Bits & Petrol Perfume

It's much easier to over-pack for a trip than to pack just enough. Why? Over-packing requires less thought and discipline -- just pile it in.

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Helmet Head, Gun Control, and News Churn

Tamela and her motorcycle helmet

When we motorcyclists say we've got "helmet head" it's understood that we're referring to our funky hair. I've come to a different definition of helmet head over time, though.

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Life is on the Wire

The immigration agent asked, “What is the purpose of your trip sir?”Wallenda presented his passport and replied, "To inspire people around the world to follow their dreams and never give up."

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Coyotes and Snap Judgments

Just as we were loading out, the llama went into his guard mode, stamping and making a sound that I can't describe (but which you can hear on the podcast -- just hit the button). Coyote alert!

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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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Learning to Listen

When someone hits a rough patch in life, it's difficult to know what you should say, or if you should just keep your mouth shut. Here's advice from a widower.

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The Reset Button

What might look like stepping out into nowhere to one might look like a leap of faith to another. Take a leap and watch what happens!

New Year’s Day is a great day for pushing your life’s reset button, and this series is designed to support you, using what I've learned from my own life reset.

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Lessons on Flexibility and Ego

Every day of each road trip has its own theme. The first week of my 2012 road trip dished up plenty of chances to exercise flexibility and to get my ego in check.

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Lessons from the Road

Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time.

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