Who Am I?

Born in Central IL in 1955 I grew up with 4 brothers and two sisters. I joined the Army in 1972 and, barring a short stretch between ’76 and ’82, I have been in the U.S. Army my entire life; first as a soldier then as a DA Civilian for the Department of Defense. I … Continue reading Who Am I?

Is Riding a Motorcycle Dangerous?

Before I start I will say I am an avid rider and have been for years so it’s possible this collection of thoughts are biased. I’ll answer the question up front.  Is riding a motorcycle dangerous?  The answer is yes, but, if you ride you already knew that. To prepare for this little narrative I … Continue reading Is Riding a Motorcycle Dangerous?

To Be Or Not To Be… …what?

If you have been reading my blog you probably know I wrote a book. “Solitary – Without the Confinement.” The book went public on the 30th of January. According to the publisher (one I am quickly losing faith in—but that’s another story) the book will eventually find its way to the shelf’s of major book … Continue reading To Be Or Not To Be… …what?

Self-promoting “Solitary – Without the Confinement” has turned into a dilemma…

If you have not yet heard that I have a published book then I am not surprised because I do not really know how to self-promote my book. I have a Facebook page specific to my book and I even have a few followers, but I suspect they followed for no other reason than the … Continue reading Self-promoting “Solitary – Without the Confinement” has turned into a dilemma…

This Blogger’s Nemesis

When I started this blog I made a commitment to myself to blog at least once a week and preferably once a day. Well, the once-a-day thing fell to the wayside rather quickly for obvious reasons—who has time to blog daily? If you blog daily I will assume you do not have a day job … Continue reading This Blogger’s Nemesis

The Inevitable Crash

As we ride we know calamity is just a matter of time. Murphy’s Law says, “If you ride you will crash."  It is not a matter of if, but a matter of when and how bad.  We can take available Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses and we can ride with the right attitude. We can also … Continue reading The Inevitable Crash

The Cost of Commitment

We all associate ourselves with something. Call it a need to belong, a need for recognition, a self assurance, or just because we like the people in that particular arena. Some wear some type of indicator on their clothing or tattoo their body, or adorn their automobiles with emblems, symbols or decals portraying these associations. … Continue reading The Cost of Commitment