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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September 5, 2013


... as i wrote about a few weeks back, during our motorcycle journey across new brunswick and nova scotia we encountered ulf muller as he was making a fuel stop on one of the last stages of his great “round the world 2013 on motorcycles” adventure ... ulf was most gracious to take a bit of time to speak with us, and he discussed some of the difficulties involved with such an undertaking (“no film or support crew accompanying me”), the mechanical problems (“i’ve been riding for several days with no back shock absorber”), the political obstacles (“i rode across canada because it was easier for me to visit north korea than it was to get into the united states”), and some his motivations for making the trip (“i’ve a friend who could never take a trip like this because he has multiple sclerosis, so i’m raising funds for the swiss ms society”) ...

... i just noticed that roger took pictures with his cellphone ... i’ve posted them because ulf muller greatly inspired me ...