Shocking First Step

Today I called up to the Vespa dealership in Holland, Michigan where I bought my scooter.  My hope was to meet with Stew who sold my scooter to me to see if they could support me in finding the unique gear I will need to make this journey.  Turns out Stew was gone and hadn't been replaced.  I had just spoken with him four days earlier.  I was put on the phone with the general manager who reluctantly explained that a decision had come down from on high to close the Vespa department.  ...more


For those of you who don't know the backstory, in 1999 I was in the ICU for two months. I had necrotizing fasciitis as the result of a surgical procedure to remove an ectopic pregnancy. Surgeons performed daily debridements to remove dead flesh from my abdomen. They did this for three weeks until the 30 muscles of my abdomen were entirely removed. During this time I was in a medically induced coma because the infection was so severe that the medical team believed (not sure what the following part of the sentence means - something is missing) they needed all my bodies every to fight it....more

Why a Female Motorcycle Instructor is like a Female Gynecologist

went for my last motorcycle lesson before we take off for Alaska on Sunday at On the Road Again Motorcycle School. This time, thankfully, I had not one but two female instructors! ...more

Good for you about learning ...more

The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle

Hi everyone, I just finished the most important task of my life -- raising my four kids and two step kids and now I'm facing an empty nest. I'm staring into my future and it seems so strange. I decided I needed what Denise calls "a quest" so I'm taking off on my motorcycle with my husband on his motorcycle for ...Alaska! We're starting on the tip of Long Island and travelling across Canada and then up the Alaska Highway to Alaska. ...more

My most memorable moments from 2008 -- From famine in Africa to watching my brother win a medal at the Olympics

It has been a fantastic year. Four continents, multiple countries, many stories, both tears and laughter and everything in between. I'll just touch upon a few of my most memorable moments from the year, the bulk of which I spent in East Africa and traveling around the region. Near Ruhengeri, Rwanda ...more

New Motorcycle Finance

Perhaps you have seen a motorcycle in a window that has caught your eye, or perhaps you want to try using a motorcycle for cost effective transportation. If you have decided that you would like to purchase a motorcycle, and you need a loan, you may qualify for secured motorcycle loans. These types of No Credit Motorcycle Loans ...more