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Mad Dogs and Fear Biters

I’m not sure how to say this, other than simply and clearly. An attack on gay Americans is an attack on all Americans. An attack on Muslim Americans is an attack on all Americans’ religious liberty. Attacking a Latinx dance party assaults every American’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of beats. Attacking gun culture … [more]

Jack – Motorcyclist

Redeployment

The first of us headed out last night, on bikes and planes aimed homeward. Tommy and Max were kickstands up this morning, burning west toward Boise to knock off a Saddle Sore 1000 sanctioned by the Iron Butt Association. We’ve all swapped hugs and commitments of goodwill. A knot of four riders and one girlfriend is stopping into Sturgis to pick up bargain t-shirts on their way to the airport at Denver. My helmet, like the others’, is properly bedazzled with silver signatures from the core rider group, including the guy I most consistently … [Read More...]

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Not Really About Motorcycles

I only knew "T" because of motorcycles. When we moved in, the guy across the street introduced himself and asked what we had under our bike covers. Tony turned out to be one of the good guys, loaning tools without being asked and even putting us up in his RV for a couple of nights when we were letting the finish cure on the maple floors we installed. Didn’t take long before he moved from being our neighbor to being my buddy. Non-gentlemen of a certain age, we’d meet in the middle of the street – it’s not a very busy street – and solve the … [Read More...]

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