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Life: The New Year and what’s ahead

Humans try to make a reference or link to something to account for time. We invented calendars and then try to reference an event and the time that’s passed. It reminds me of how folks from USA are always trying to measure things in football fields. I never played football and have never walked on …

Life: Two Weeks in Charlotte, NC

Two weeks today (11-5), we arrived in Charlotte. It was a Beverly Hillbillies looking caravan. After we accidentally rented a moving truck that was too small because “two bedrooms” didn’t account for the 28 or so boxes of motorcycles tools, gear, supplies, parts nor did it account for the 1000 bottles of beer, we had …

Life: Twelve Years in New Hampshire

Nearly 15 years ago, I composed a series of blog posts here about my first year in San Francisco. It was aimed at folks who were considering relocating to the Bay Area. Not everything holds up but it was my view and opinions from an introverted and occasionally anxious person who moved from a farm …

Life: Saying Goodbye to TomTom

It is going to be impossible to summarize a journey spanning over 12 years, 4 houses, one home ownership, a marriage, two dogs, many travels, experiences, years lived and time in just one single post. Forgive me if I leave anything out as there is simply too much to capture here. At this moment, I …

Life: Post-Pandemic

COVID-19 is not over. I must repeat that to myself every day. As a motorcyclist who rides thousands of miles a year on and off road, at track days and long 1000+ mile days in the saddle, I’m aware of risk assessments. The first motorcycle safety course I took in 2016 began with risk and …

Life: The Bachelor

After 35 years as a single man, I’m just 7 days from getting married. Heather and I met soon after Elizabeth left her keys on the kitchen counter and moved to Denver. She wanted to be back in a city and wanted marriage and I wanted neither. Heather and I met 8 years ago mid-December …

Life: NYE, 2020

I decided to take some proper photos of last night what Heather and I snacked on and drank for NYE. We stayed up until 1AM and then crashed. The. NYE live streaming festivities were pretty depressing last night. A socially distanced end to a socially distanced year: Happy New Year, 2021.

Life: Age, Surgery, Fat and Remote Work

11PM, I ran out of things to read today, things to do for work (just finished a powerPoint) and I’m delaying my Winter motorcycle projects until January to focus on a big December of work and personal activities. I went into work from home mode the 1st week of March…30 weeks ago. I think the …

Life: Back Home

I’m back home after 2 weeks on vacation. Yeah….I worked during the entire vacation at every moment of downtime but such is the COVID life. Work follows you everywhere you go whether it be to the garage or backyard or park or 2800 miles from home. It’s Friday and I’ve been home for 7 days …

Life: Mid-Vacation Check-In

Hello from Moab, Utah. This is my 2nd night here and I’ll be leaving tomorrow for Colorado. Socially distanced vacations are really hard but I’m really lucky to be involved in a sport that doesn’t make things too awkward. I ride into town, I wear my helmet + mask to book a campsite (sometimes I …