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New York state of mind

What is the New York state? The dogs wear sweaters. The men have hipster beards and wear lumberjack plaid shirts. I keep washing my hands because everything is sticky. The subway entry gates DO NOT like me - access denied. Twice. The bathroom in Central Park was locked. So, well, … [Read more...]

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Is that a Kiss Dispenser?

Not that kind of kiss... When I left Anchorage yesterday, it was on the tail end of 15 inches of fresh snow in my back yard. I had been thinking that we might get an early break-up and I would be able to pull the KLR out of the garage soon. Not so sure now. I think the fact that I was flying … [Read more...]

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PEZ Dispensers?

I'm taking off next week to meet Jaz in San Francisco. I hear they have a museum dedicated to PEZ Dispensers. Stay tuned! … [Read more...]

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Happy Holidays!

Another year about to roll over. Good cheer and health to all! And keep on having adventures! … [Read more...]

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Sex, motorcycles, and leather

Today I realized just how much of a freak I am. I was washing my motorcycle, cleaning off a season’s worth of dirt and grime, watching the shiny red and black show through the mud. I realized as I was spending this quiet time with my wonderful bike, how much I love it. I was actually getting turned … [Read more...]

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A symphony of lights

So I was lying in bed Friday night, my condo faces east towards the Chugach Mountains in Anchorage – only a half a dozen blocks from the end of the city. I live on the edge of night pollution. The dark mountains rise just outside my window. My room on the 3rd floor and the hill that the condo sits … [Read more...]

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End-of-summer blues

I did my last motorcycle ride in Alaska for the year. The snow was falling last weekend. I was worried I was going to wake up to a foot of fresh snow in Anchorage, and not have the bike ready for winter. This was on account that I am being snotty and refusing to believe that winter is actually … [Read more...]

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“Don’t strangle my dog”

These are the words Kim told me yesterday morning. Now many of you are wondering, "why would someone have to tell me that?" I can assure you, I would never strangle her dog (or anyone else's), intentionally. You see that is the key word, intentionally. The other key word is "again." Yes, I tried to … [Read more...]

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The names will be changed to protect the innnocent

What a crazy week! My anticipated weekend getaway in Seattle turned into a week-long marathon of driving, meeting family, and funeral-related activities. I lost my grandmother last Saturday. It was the passing of an Era. Her life touched many, as apparent to the number of folks that came by to … [Read more...]

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Would you like some cleavage with your cappuccino?

Welcome to Seattle! A quick three day trip to sip coffee, shop, and visit the motorcycle shops of the greater Seattle area were my plans. There are many good things about this area; good coffee, good food, my daughter lives here, great culture and art. The coffee is so good here that, perhaps, … [Read more...]