Read these! or not.

Reading and listening to books helps me pass a lot of activities here in the Phoenix heat.  You might have seen my take on Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by now, but if not, it is here.  I loved it so much I read it twice and ordered all… Continue reading

Book: That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life, by Garrison Keillor

My earliest memory of Garrison Keillor is a Minnesota Public Radio morning radio show that he created and hosted. It was a mash-up of music, stories, poems, and news, unlike anything else.  It kept me company as I showered, brushed my teeth, and then drove the long ride to work… Continue reading

Yamaha’s new Ténéré 700, a Suzuki DR350S and two Harleys

This is a story of my testing the new-for-2021, Yamaha Ténéré 700, an on/off-road motorcycle.  But first, here’s a bit of my history with this category of bikes.  If you’re lucky, I’ll work a couple of Harley-Davidsons into the story, too.  These days I love reviewing a new bike like… Continue reading

Top TV Pick #16: Tony Robbins: I AM NOT YOUR GURU (Netflix)

It was in high school when a series of classic motivational literature found its way to me. It was after I’d begun to see there was a path for me to succeed in school. The books told me I wasn’t trapped by my circumstances. They said no one but me… Continue reading

Top TV Pic # 15: Himalaya Calling and Pedro Mota’s YouTube videos

Following my recommendation of a series of YouTube videos made by Pedro Mota, two of my friends responded with how much they liked an Amazon Prime documentary, “Himalaya Calling – Overland to the highest passes in the world.”  They were right!  I’ve watched three of the four episodes, and they… Continue reading