Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its seventh year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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May 23, 2013

MAINE TO OHIO ON TWO WHEELS - DAY 6

... a cool, windy, rainy day in southern ohio ... c.j.'s in his little room doing c.j. stuff, which seems to include a lot of staring at a computer monitor and pondering ... three computer screens on his desktop, i wonder if the amount of paper is in direct geometric proportion to the amount of display space ... ha, i remember years and years ago when the technocrats prophesied a future "paperless society" ... yea, that and the helicopters we we're all going to have parked in our garages ... but, thinking how we can all play "angry birds" on our cell phones, i guess the digital revolution wasn't a total bust ...

... dodging the rainstorms, i took a drive up the wal-mart in lebanon to investigate a possible solution to my motorcycle's "hot seat" problem/feature ... bought this nifty all terrain vehicle seat cushion for $17, so far it seems to work quite well ... as comfortable as the seat was, as an added bonus this makes it more so ... only thing left to do is to find a talented daughter someplace who can modify the straps so the buckles stay beneath the seat ...

... i said to the dogs, "you guys've got a rough life, don't you" ... both of 'em gave me a stare, as if to say, "yea, and what time did you roll out of bed this morning" ...

... rainy and windy, so i'm in for the day ... finished one book, about to take up another ...