10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned from a Six-day Motorcycle Journey

There’s more to riding than just the open road

Motorcycling can’t be “told,” it has to be experienced.

Where does one even start explaining the sensation of riding on the open road—the wind in your face, the throbbing engine tucked between your knees— to the uninitiated? It’s similar to attempt describing the eerie silence following a fresh snowfall, the only sound the crunch-crunch of your poles as you cross-country ski along an early morning trail.

Outside the US border post. The one with the yellow bag belonged to me.

Forget about New Year’s resolutions—here’s a different approach!

5 Sure-fire steps to make 2018 phenomenal

Aren’t you giddy with excitement about the New Year? Or do you cringe in a corner, hiding under a blanket by the fire, groaning, “Life sucks!”

Imagine, 360 glorious days in which to do remarkable things, to have a phenomenal year! Or not.

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5 Unexpected lessons learned from writing poetry

And so can you

Poetry is dead.

Or is it? Poetry is a fringe literary endeavor as far as most of us are concerned. We all had to read and learn poetry at school and that was that. Few of us read poetry for pleasure, and only the brave write it. Poets, well . . . they’re eccentric.

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5 Unexpected Lessons I’ve learned from my fear of Ice

I hate walking on ice.

Within walking distance from our home is a narrow strip of forest—preserved boreal forest within the city boundaries. In winter this gorgeous piece of bush turns into a leafless affair with compacted iced-over walking paths. (A place I can’t get enough of in summer, but avoid like the plaque in winter.)