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Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Paulo Coelho and Kendrick Lamar


                                 Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: Paulo Coelho and Kendrick Lamar “What’s the world’s greatest lie?” The boy asked completely surprised. “It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.” -Paulo Coelho  
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Travel Wisdom: Kids Know Best.


Trekking through the mountains of Laos with my buddy Dave we were staying with small villages of people in rural conditions. We pretty much slept on straw mats and their houses were constructed well, but were pretty much weaved together around a few wooden supports. There was maybe one light bulb in the direct center of the hut if they were lucky, but mostly it was candles. There was a cooking fire in the center that everyone crowded around at nighttime and dinner.  I don’t consider these people poor because…
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Motorcycle Accident and the Death of my Travel Muse


There is a moment when we intensely discover something that we love about life that marks us, that forever changes us. I knew early on I liked travel and I was well aware I was quite fond of motorcycles, but it wasn’t until I bought my 2nd Motorcycle from one of my best compadres that either of those things became a passion. I took a month off work to ride it up the West Coast from SoCal and across the top through the Rockies all the way back to Cincinnati,…
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What I did on my Summer Vacation: Life Creeps West at a Slow Pimp’s Pace


For about the last year and a half I’ve been rambling around the eastern U.S. and Canada, spending time with friends and family from where I grew up trying to formulate a plan for more adventure.  Moto Dharama BumThe more I looked the more I saw, the more I saw the more I planned, the more I planned the less I did until suddenly I was reminded of something Sylvia Plath wrote: “I saw my life branching out before me like the…
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The Ultimate German Oktoberfest Road Trip


Due to the recent World Cup the streets in Germany are full of spilled beer, jubilant people, and an abundance of “prost’s”.  It reminds me of one of my favorite festivals of the year, good ol’ Oktoberfest.  For 16 days in September, starting on the 20th this year, Germany turns into one of the biggest parties in the world.  People from all over the globe fly in for arguably one of planet Earth’s top drinking holidays. German fans losing their minds. Photo cred: Bjorn…
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Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: John Cage and Radiohead


                              Friday Moment of Zen with Thought and Music: John Cage and Radiohead   “Our intention is to affirm this life, not to bring order out of chaos, nor to suggest improvements in creation, but simply to wake up to the very life we’re living, which is so excellent once one gets one’s mind and desires out of its way and lets it act of its own accord.” -John Cage  
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