Where No One Has Gone Before

I know for a fact I am 52. I don’t feel like it and I sure as hell don’t act like it, but yep, I am 52. I was born in 1964….

Back then there were no interwebs, cell phones, or cable. We had 3 national channels, plus what ever local TV channels there were. Hell, when my dad was stationed in Germany, we had 1 (yep count em, just one) English-speaking channel. Oh the horror….

Like all kids, I LOVED cartoons. I remember Johnny Quest, Speed Buggy, and, of course Looney Tunes! They were only on Saturdays, but, each morning I would be there, in my jammies, watching them.

I am not sure how, but somehow,  during my formative years, I also developed a taste for science fiction shows. I distinctly remember watching The Time Tunnel, The Land of the Giants, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Lost in Space. Somehow before I knew what the word Nerd and Geek meant, I was the textbook example.

In addition to these shows listed above, there was one other. In my mind, the single show that helped me become who I am today. Star Trek…. Continue reading “Where No One Has Gone Before”

Does Make me Wonder

I know tomorrow the world will be full of posts about the Super Bowl, the commercials and lady Gaga. I am happy to say I didn’t watch a play of the game. Quite honestly, I didn’t care this year.

Instead, for the last 3 or 4 days I have been reading quite a lot. In fact I finished two books in that same time frame. One was an EXCELLENT science fiction book, let me know if you are interested. The other was Rainier Sojourn: Around Rainier on the Wonderland Trail, by Daniel Saviers. Not bad at all.

This is not a book review of either book, though I may do one about Rainier book later. Instead, it’s a post about one line in the book. Near the end, when they were making the final push to the car, the author wrote:

In my limited experience it seems that it is the mind that gives up before the body is defeated…

Wow that got me thinking…. Continue reading “Does Make me Wonder”

So? What happened?

Well it hit me today, I have been a bit remiss. Last month, in the post His Heart Grew 3 Sizes that day I told you the story of Michelle finding a tag on our offices giving tree from a 17-year-old boy. All he asked for was a bike…

Michelle launched our personal fundraising plan that day by hitting up people we knew at work. I in turn hit Facebook as well as all the riders I knew here. The first day we had $300 in pledges.

I am remiss because I never told yall what happened!  Continue reading “So? What happened?”

His Heart Grew 3 Sizes that Day

Some people REALLY love Christmas! Both my lovely wife and my great mom are two of these people! Christmas music can be played any time you want, going to the Christmas store in Cannon Beach during the summer is perfectly ok, and “Yes, you bet your ass there REALLY is a Santa Claus!” (Mom says: People who don’t believe in him only get underwear for Christmas! )

In the past, I have been much more of a Bah Humbugger! I don’t want any decorations in the stores till after Thanksgiving, and I hold off on Christmas tunes until December. Michelle has been great in making me like the holidays again, but its taken a while.

Today was different…. Continue reading “His Heart Grew 3 Sizes that Day”

Our turn to be support crew!

Anyone who has been following me for the last week knows that during the ride on the Oregon coast, we had the best support crew ever! Michelle and Kim took very good care of us!

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On Sunday, it was time for Rob and I to give back! Continue reading “Our turn to be support crew!”

HEY, I do have faith!

Folks, I am NOT a religious man in any way, shape, or form. People that I know, and care about are, and they let me know regularly that they are praying for me. You know what’s ironic? Whether they believe me or not, I do truly appreciate them for saying so. It shows how much they care about me to take the time to add me to the list of prayers.

My reason for not believing, though, is easy.  Having faith in something that has no proof just makes no sense to me at all. There is just flat too much evil in the world for me to believe.

BUT, this is NOT a post about religion! It’s a post because I used the phrase, “He just has to faith!” today…. Continue reading “HEY, I do have faith!”

Tougher than I will ever be!

Ladies and gentlemen I have been on hard rides, I have done more than one blog post about the ones that are seared into my memory. And, I have, during a climb to Chinook pass, been told by a group of Harley riders that I was, in fact, “Hard Corp!” No matter how tough I am though, the ladies I got to spend this last weekend with are tougher than I will ever be…. Continue reading “Tougher than I will ever be!”