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Thank-you for taking the time to follow along on my personal adventure through the joys and challenges we each face as we discover our unique trail through the shadows in the woods.

**I recommend starting from the first post to see how the story unfolds. (The most recent posts are listed first so you will need to scroll down through posts to get to the beginning!)**

Not All Bears Are Created Equal

Some appear cuddly and entice you to play. Some bare their teeth and scare you away. Some follow you silently waiting to prey. Some offer safety in their own secret way.

My intense fear of bears lurking in the woods has followed me through my childhood, into my nights, and into this very moment. But I am forging my path into those woods, one tree at a time, through explorative writing. The words that flow from my thoughts through my pen set the course, often in unexpected directions. I invite you to join me on this journey that may remind you of some chapters in your own.

Riding Day #4 – Part 2

Today’s ride of 39 miles will end in Syracuse, just 30 miles south of the small rural town I grew up in. I rarely traveled there as a child and only became familiar with the area near the hospitals as my aging parents required their services. I do not know my way around downtown and … Continue reading Riding Day #4 – Part 2

Riding Day #4 – part 1

The morning dawns without clouds or rain. My usual routine—up, pack, bathroom, drag gear to truck, eat, listen to brief talk about what lies ahead, get the map for the day, check tires, gear up and head out—changes. I collect all my damp gear first so only one trip will get everything across the field … Continue reading Riding Day #4 – part 1

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