Film/Video

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer

This is a short video I made to encourage more volunteers to work at the Hope Distribution Center. The goal was to familiarize potential volunteers with the Hope Distribution Center and what they might be doing on any given day of volunteering.

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Muddled Metaphors

You can judge a book by its cover…but then you get wolves in sheep’s clothing. When we stop judging books by their cover…we get sheep in a wolf’s clothing.  

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Thoughts/Rants

Social Media Killed the Dinosaurs (and we're next)

Sure, we’d all like to believe that it was a large asteroid…and there ARE those that believe it was some sort of climate change (caveman Al Gore). But real time-travelers know that it was really just Social Media that killed the Dinosaurs. Information moves like a virus and can kill as virulently. Ideas spread, tempers

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Travel Log

Center of My Known Universe

Things I’ve learned riding to the center of my American Universe:

Nothing worth telling anyone about is easy.

Life is 98% drudgery on your way to the highlights.

The good bits will always come, learn to appreciate the drudgery.

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Travel Log

Center of the States

I was as far away from all the oceans as I could possibly be today. It sort of defined the term “land-locked”. The Center of the Lower 48 States, just outside of Lebanon, KS. Riding there today passed me through some of the most desolate and infinite prairies. It’s not so much that the land goes on and on, in fact it sort of rolls out of sight…it’s the sky that is the infinite. There is more blue than land.

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Travel Log

Riding North

This begins the 3000 mile motorcycle trip from Kansas City to Montana. I’ll be quickly passing through Sturgis before all their festivities begin and on to Billings. There I’ll be meeting up with old friends and we’ll ride the Beartooth Pass (which is a Bucket-list item for me) After that, we’ll just wing it. Could

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General

Just another day on the road…

I found a man dying on the side of the road early in the morning. I drove right past him, no, it couldn’t be that…but then the reality of the situation sunk in during a hasty u-turn. He was old and collapsed on the side of the road. My only thoughts were “Please don’t let

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Travel Log

Biff Reunion – Day 1

This is the first full day of my full vacation. I’ve landed safely at our friend’s lake home on Smith Mt. Lake Virginia. Amazing place and wonderful people.

So, what happens when you start throwing around a GoPro camera while swimming? The girls take over the production…

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Thoughts/Rants

Po-Go Zombies

And remember, safety first, so keep an eye open for the Po-Go zombies as they troll your neighborhood for their next conquest. All this really does is identify them as “first against the wall” when the revolution begins.

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Travel Log

300 Miles of Missouri

It was a long hot Saturday. A test run for things to come later this summer. My idea was to day-trip it from Kansas City to Carthage, MO…about 300 miles round-trip. I wanted to try and do that all in one day, and take all back roads, on my KLR 650. My questions were, could

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General

Traveling Product Review

Just got my free deep-tissue massage from the TSA, I have recombobulated, and am trying out my new Bose QC25 headphones. And holy shit, without any music just the noise cancelling is AWEsome! Serious 2 thumbs up. All the hollow background drone and echo of the airport is gone. I can hear voices of folks

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General

Bored Molding

You know your really bored when you start to post photos of the molding. Seriously…is this what it comes to in the end? I need to put the mouse down and step away from the computer before anyone gets hurts.

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Thoughts/Rants

Dreary Day Dreaming…

Just dreaming of better days and riding. It’s so dreary and grey outside. Midwest winter consists of grey cold…that’s it. On top of that I seem to have lost my enthusiasm. I feel the white-water rapids of life coming around the corner…change is coming…change is good. Or maybe I just invest in some cold weather

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Thoughts/Rants

Guess What I Did This Weekend…

So…what happens when all the professional landscapers turn you down for poison ivy removal? Send in the clowns… Yeah, it was a REALLY large poison ivy bush…or more like a poison ivy tree (do they make those?).

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