May 26, 2017

Rhythm In Life

rose-234483_1920Gently I fold my hands

dropping to my knees

Weeping for losses

Not my own this time

Losses of my neighbor elsewhere​

Losses that hurt 

Losses that weaken my knees

Losses that push me to that thought;


I say to my heavenly Father,

Help me to forgive

Help them to forgive

Help us to forgive again and again

Even when it hurts

With this simple prayer

Heal my heart again

Heal our hearts

Heal your people

Heal us all

For we cry through 

simple words of


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May 7, 2017

My path is still further West, but my recent travels took me South…and I’m glad. 

Change in latitude…

May 7, 2017

I spent a few days in the San Diego area this week. I was officially there for business and that took up most of my time. But along the way, I ventured out for some quiet time by the water.

Counting boards, counting stars, counting days. 

Miles to go. 

En Route…

May 2, 2017

En Route. .. .

As a dreamer of dreams And a traveling man,I have chalked up many a mile…”. 
Jimmy was talking about sailing, but we all have our own journeys. Today mine is taking me closer to the ocean, if only for a few days. Along the way, as always, I’m using @CharityMiles to raise money for charities by walking, running and biking. 

I’m on a quest, and I’m closing in on 20,000 miles using the CharityMiles app. .

No ocean yet,

#JustIdaho —-

Friday Rising

April 29, 2017

“The day is at its best when the shadows are long, the grass still and cool, the air quiet.”  –G.

“Find your path. 
Move with purpose. 
Breathe deeply.
Report back.”

Quest for 20,000… 

April 18, 2017

Riding #CharityMiles for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research early this morning in Coeur d Alene, Idaho. 

I’m on a quest to surpass 20,000 Charity Miles this summer. So far I’ve logged 18,967 miles using the free app. 

Miles to go…


(Below: Honeysuckle Beach on Hayden Lake, Independence Point on Lake Coeur d’ Alene, End of The Prairie Trail) 

National Park Week

April 17, 2017

Nomad Advocate


That’s right! For this week, access to all 400+ federal parks is free. Go out and find your park. Share your experiences, raise awareness, and extend your adventure with all your friends and family. #NPS101 #FindYourPark

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4.11.17. Move With Purpose

April 13, 2017

Tuesday April 11 was #WorldParkinsonsDay and, for me, it started with riding 21+ Charity Miles for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and my Dad under a breathtaking dawn sky here in #NorthIdaho . 

 Throughout the day, I was impressed and inspired by so many #parkie pals around the world and so many incredible #PDWarriors I’ve had the honor to know and interact with.
Not bad…


Higher Things

April 4, 2017

Translations from the English

Higher Things

Loss swells like a bruise,
inhibiting movement,

making everything that’s tender
a trial: though it’s permanent, the

loss, I mean, the swelling goes
and takes the tenderness away

even when you may want just
a little to stay. Absence, though,

can inflate like a nylon balloon
on a cool spring morning: filled

with warm emptiness absence takes you
Above it all, floats you over the impasse

that seemed impossible to cross
on foot, shifts perspective to higher

thoughts: here in this basket
of bewilderment and wonder,

you can stay with me even
a little longer than we thought.

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March 27, 2017