Zen Motorcyclist: No Mud, No Lotus

Jun 22, 2020 View Comments by

I almost didn’t submit a column for this issue, not wanting to revisit the events of last summer, but many years ago on the advice of a dear friend I promised myself I’d write what’s true for me and hope it finds a sympathetic ear. As you’re reading this, riding season is well underway, but […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Wander Often, Wonder Always

Jun 01, 2020 View Comments by

The photograph that accompanies this column was taken by my friend Bob on a ride a year or so ago. We had planned a three-day trip to a BMW rally in Wellsboro, PA, near the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania (Pine Creek Gorge). It’s a beautiful area a few hundred miles from my home. We planned […]

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Zen Motorcyclist : Gently They Go

Jun 18, 2019 View Comments by

A few columns ago I was happy to announce my marriage to Dawn. She was raised in southern South Carolina, where her parents still reside. I had spoken with Dawn’s mother and father, Beverly and Jim, prior to our marriage, though we had never met. Shortly after our elopement, Dawn and I planned a trip […]

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Bittersweet

Aug 24, 2013 View Comments by

This blog could be about one of our favorite late fall activities; riding the rural southern Ohio roads in search of bittersweet for seasonal decorating, but it’s not. It’s about the frame of mind a ride from last year put me in. I’ve been debating on whether to write it or not, seeing as it’s […]

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Learning as You Go

Jul 07, 2013 View Comments by

Honestly, I’m not sure what to write sometimes. When that happens, I remember what Ernest Hemingway said to get started—write one true sentence. Well, here goes: Life is a lot like motorcycling. I know, I know, I’ve never started a post that way before… but bear with me. Remember your first days? You start out […]

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Remember Beginnings

Dec 25, 2012 View Comments by

Do you ever sit back and think about how important things begin? Maybe it’s watching your son or daughter walk across a stage and receive a diploma that makes you think about when they were first learning to walk. Maybe a sidelong glance across the room at your spouse reminds you of that fateful first […]

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Little Things Mean A Lot

Nov 15, 2012 View Comments by

Sometimes it’s not the sum total of the experience that makes the memorable moments, but the seemingly insignificant bits and pieces taken out of the whole fabric of the event that are truly special. So it was with a trip that our group “The Lost Squadron” made this spring. The four of us, two on […]

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