Beautiful days Jul11

Beautiful days

What makes a day beautiful? Is it success in what you do? Something you see? Is it helping another? Eating a yummy Alice of chocolate cake that you are not supposed to because it’s not paleo? Maybe it’s a bike ride, a memory, or doing a cartwheel (which, as. 37 year old man who...

Riding in other lands Jul02

Riding in other land...

Well, I’m off. After a stop in Toronto (2 rides) I hit Montreal (0 rides), and now I am in Nice, France (2 rides, 2 days). There has been wind but the weather is gorgeous. The hard part? That I haven’t ridden a bicycle in months. Yes, the taint is in pain. Actually, while the...

What to do? May31

What to do?

When returning to Oregon for a quick visit before heading off to canada and Europe?? ...

Back! May28

Back!

For a bit

Life May11

Life

Back from Japan, but not to speak of it. Instead, upon arrival in NY, I discovered, via a phone call from her husband, that Mrs. Empey had died. Who is that? My second mother. Mrs. Empey was my best friend’s mother. In late grade school, middle school, and throughout high school and...

Once Upon a Time… Apr22

Once Upon a TimeR...

Stories are supposed to begin with “Once Upon a Time…” and since I don’t feel I have a story yet, maybe that will be as good a beginning as any. Once upon a time there was a boy, minding his own business, passing the time away in a shopping mall somewhere in the US....

The weekend Apr13

The weekend

Some days are good. Some bad. Some indifferent to description unless hard pressed, like coal becoming a diamond or a teen boy working on his girlfriend saying that they will be together forever and so we should really do this as a sign if commitment… Anyhow, last night I had dreams....

Rest in Peace Apr08

Rest in Peace

A phrase I will say rarely in my life, and one that I will truly mean fewer times still. Today, though, I mean it. Death is something with which I am fascinated simply because it is the end of some something I am heavily invested in – life. Life and enjoying it to the fullest, living...

Hugs Apr06

Hugs

The weekend. A time to enjoy all that the week didn’t offer you – time to make plans for world domination MWUHAHAHA…Erm, I mean, time to relax (interestingly autocorrect turned that one “real ax” for me while earlier this week my phone pocket types the word...

Back east Apr03

Back east

Well, flew home today. Direct flight. And I think that taking a direct flight is like eating Taco Bell – better than starving, but still regrettable because every moment causes you pain. Still, I survived, and now it’s time to get back on track. Happy to see friends. Happy to get...