I had a few more pictures to show before I put away the memories of this years bike ride across Iowa…
I will still speak of fairness, openness, kindness and being nice. In my mail box today was a note from the White House… not a news worthy event just a non-news event. I could express thoughts that distract and divide but instead feel and hope for unity and good. Perhaps that is the real news… I still believe in the value of objective fairness and goodwill.
Everyone wins… you get on a bike any bike and ride… short or long… fast or slow. You win just by doing…
For the 19th time I took to the road on my bicycle and rode across Iowa. Wonder, fun and joy came along each day.
Little green apples are on my tree… all kinds of nice thoughts rush through my mind… (even that song)
Heard that the state of Missouri will reduce its minimum wage…. I recall the day (my first job) when I received a raise to $1.00 an hour. Of course gas cost me .25 a gallon. If I continued at $1.00 an hour in 2017… I would have to work three 8 hour days to fill up my car!
Reached 826 training miles this year… (811 when I typed post). The only thing I am sure about is if you keep pedaling… you move forward; which is much better than going backward or staying in place.
Sometimes you just need to let the words out. Not because they have great meaning or worth… just to let them fly or fall in the air of self-expression.
I set down to type my 911 post. When news events and the post number struck me. Then I went ahead and looked for grace…
The best way to face fear… is to admit you have them. Its like going Lions, Tigers & Bears… (oh my) and you run into a cowardly lion. Which would not have happened if Dorothy had stayed out of the forest!
I looked back on my records and discovered that in November 2012 I paid $4.99 for this typewriter. Which still puts a grin on my face… near mint condition.