All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve

“I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Wouldn’t life be more interesting that way? And now that I think about it, why the heck don’t they? Who made the rule that...

Another Post-Meeting Ride

“Fly you fools” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Busy days now, and busy days ahead. Melinda and I had a meeting, then rode from my house over to the Secret Stash. We tried a couple of challenging obstacles, and put some miles on, hard and fast, flying. We...
Contrast

Contrast

“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tower high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the...
How to Suffer

How to Suffer

“People think I’m crazy to put myself through such torture, though I would argue otherwise. Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused comfort with happiness. Dostoyevsky had it right: ‘Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.’ Never are...
Trail Meetings are the Best

Trail Meetings are the Best

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ― Dave Barry Too funny. But really, the meeting was a lunch one with the GVTA Board and Derrick from...