Monthly Archives: September 2012

Left Side Story — Follow your dream

“I’d just like to say to anyone with a disability — if you have a dream and a passion, you have to follow it. You’re the one that has to make it happen.” ~ Alan Kempster

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Obama motorcade police officer hit by pickup truck, killed

Obama motorcade police officer hit by pickup truck, killed By NBC News wire services WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A motorcycle police officer who was part of President Barack Obama’s motorcade to a campaign event in Florida died Sunday after … Continue reading

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Transitioning is harder than expected

I had dinner with a fellow Seattle-area Concours rider and his family tonight. It was good to talk with him and his spouse about the good and bad points of our motorcycles. We appear to have similar riding experiences. We … Continue reading

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Crescent City, Calif. to Bothell, Wash. – Dads in the breakdown lane

“Well I woke up Sunday morning, with no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt. The beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad, so I had one more for dessert. Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes, … Continue reading

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Crazy for the moon over Crescent City

“Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely. I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue.” ~ Willie Nelson Stopping in Crescent City has been part of the deal from the very beginning of planning The Ride. This is where Robert Pirsig … Continue reading

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The shadows of a man’s life

Light from the street shines through my hotel room window at 3 a.m. at the San Benito Historic Inn in Half Moon Bay, Calif. “I awoke to find myself alone in the wallpapered tourist room. The desolation seemed to have … Continue reading

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Bodega Bay State Park to Crescent City, Calif. – Garth Brooks and a Power Ranger to the rescue

“Cause I got friends in low places where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away, but I’ll be okay. Now I’m not big on social graces, think I’ll slip on down to the oasis. Oh I got … Continue reading

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