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~~ This was written as the foundation for a performance art monologue. Readers will benefit by imagining themselves as a member of an audience. ~~ I clearly remember the first time I questioned the existence of God. Of all things,...
I am sixty-one years old. Throughout my life there have been isolated moments wherein an invention or a movement stopped me cold in my tracks. In those involuntary instances of physical and psychological stillness, when even spirit and soul...
From the west, Texas’s portion of Interstate 10 begins near El Paso and ends a tad east of Beaumont. I cannot count the number of times that I have driven a semitruck across the 880 miles of roadway that...
After I pulled out of Fort Apache and began a northerly ascent, a strong sense of regret descended upon me. The melancholy I was feeling had been creeping up on me from the moment I started my bike. Before...
On August 24, 2011, I pulled out of Winslow, Arizona, on my motorbike. As I was headed down Interstate 40’s eastbound on-ramp, I rapidly shifted gears until I reached fifth—the top gear of my Harley-Davidson ’02 Deuce. After merging...
Idioms, folktales, parables, fables, allegories, and metaphors, ad infinitum, have been passed down for generations. And each subsequent generation has created its own anecdotes to be included in the proverbial ball of knowledge before it is again passed down...
In 2016 I found myself on the bust side of North Dakota’s oil boom. That was the beginning of the down-and-out years for the oil industry within the Roughrider State. Eventually, through an illness and misplaced trust and other...
Why Some Ride

Why Some Ride

Gary Paulsen, in Pilgrimage on a Steel Ride: A Memoir about Men and Motorcycles, wrote: “It’s very strange what saves a man.” He was writing about a long and hard motorcycle trip he took after purchasing his dream bike—a...
Interstate 15 and I have a history. Like any historical tale, some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, and some of it is neither good nor bad, but rather is best summed up as: It is what it...
In late March, Donald Trump opened a rally in Wisconsin by mocking the state’s governor, Scott Walker, who had just endorsed his Republican opponent, Ted Cruz. “He came in on his Harley,” Trump said of Walker, “but he doesn’t...

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