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Still Believing

Last night, despite my truck having been in the shop for a week and my wariness about it’s drive-worthiness, Austin and I made it to Idaho. After snagging a parking spot with easy exit so I could make it to my morning delivery, I entered the mom and pop truck stop to have a look […]

Thirty Seconds to Live

While on my six day bus trip into the wild, wild west, I met Clara. She was a runner who had spent years under the fist of an abusive husband. A broken jaw and two missing teeth were the final straw and the catalyst that caused her to flee.  I sat in silence as she […]

Six Days…

I bet you’ve been wondering where I’ve been this last week. Well, I slept for forty-eight straight hours. Why? Because I was up and traveling across the country for six days without any sleep. I left Florida, crossed two states and did something I had not done since 1971. I boarded a bus heading west. […]

Tuesdays at Tiffany’s

Okay, first of all, I didn’t leave Florida like my last blog post suggests. Here’s why. Dakota needed some adjustments and I wasn’t comfortable hitting the road until some things had been checked out. That took up most of the morning and into the early afternoon. Then, I got a weather report that a very […]

Blending into Nothing

Yesterday was a dreary day where I am. Clouds and drizzly rain with the temperatures in the upper 60’s were hardly the perfect photo op for a postcard. So I walked three miles to a local bagel place, pulled out my I-pad mini and got lost in a book. After a while I noticed that […]

Quest for Freedom

On Saturday, I rode Dakota to a nearby eatery and met one of my favorite people in the world: Jane Young Hill. We embraced in a long awaited reunion and grabbed a table outside. Not only was the weather breathtaking, but it was much more quiet than inside the restaurant. We caught up on each […]

Shining Out of Darkness

Yesterday I left Orlando just as the sun was coming up and maneuvered Dakota through rush hour traffic. By 9:00am I was in historic Mt. Dora. I’ve been to this quaint little town dozens of times, but never on a bike and apparently never down particular streets.  I noticed that homes began to look a […]

So Why Are You So Passionate About Your Tour?

Early yesterday morning, I hugged my great friend and author, Roxanne Sherwood Gray, goodbye and Dakota and I pedaled off into the morning mist. I wound my way into Orlando through a series of roads and trails.  At one place on the Cady Way Trail, two men road toward me on bikes of their own. […]

Three States, Three Deaths, Three Blessings

Yesterday I started in Kentucky. Because the twin bridges over the Ohio River into Indiana is treacherous, my new friends, Danny and Clydean offered to drive me across. I eagerly accepted! So, as much as I would have like to have pedaled over the state line, I was grateful to have the safety of doors […]

Amanda’s Story

As my time in Corinth draws to a close, I really didn’t think I would have any more “divine” appointments. I could not have been more wrong. But Cheryl and Denise (of the Literacy Coalition of Corinth) lead me through stacks of books, down winding hallways to a work area in the rear of the […]