This past Saturday I briefly found the old me: A motorcycle rider who is completely happy to explore the beautiful roads of our area alone, since my riding buddy works on Saturday.
A brief respite from the routine
I finish packing my BMW 1200GS with just the essentials for a two-night getaway and ride north into darkening skies. A fine drizzle persists as I head up into the mountains, but on this late Saturday afternoon, the sweeping curves of US 129 over Blood Mountain are mine to enjoy, nearly free of traffic. The conditions are perfect for clearing the mind, and totally focusing on the flow of the ride. My destination is a rendezvous with my love, and we arrive within minutes of each other for a quick dinner in Blairsville, Georgia, before heading further north to our stop for the night in Dillsboro, North Carolina.
Emerging from the fog…
My day to day routine of late has been a fog. I feel like I have been just dragging through the work day, and my other responsibilities, while simultaneously watching the weeks and months of 2014 fly by.
My dream of a Yoga Center here in Dahlonega!
The Yoga community in Dahlonega is mighty and growing. If you value wellness for your mind, body, and soul, join me in supporting Mindy’s dream for a Yoga Center in Dahlonega!
Dreams, we all have them. Most are wishes upon stars, errant thoughts or sometimes contemplations of “what if” but me, well I tend to just jump right in after them. One of my inner codes is similar to words from a Tom Petty song:
“Yeah runnin’ down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin’ on a mystery, goin’ wherever it leads
Runnin’ down a dream”.
Our lives are full of dreams, passions, desires but my dream for the last year has been largely focused on our Yoga Community. The studio continues to thrive and the Yoga Community of Dahlonega needs more space, therefore I thought that perhaps I could share my dream and overall vision for what I want to create for us here in Dahlonega and beyond.
I want us to have a Yoga Center. A location near the square downtown with ample parking and ample studio…
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The Spy Who Fathered Me…Part 3
If you are just joining us, it might make more sense if you read Part 1 here and then Part 2 here.
The Spy Who Fathered Me…Part 2
Thanks to El Guapo for the fun new title!
AKA: Old Man, take a look at my life…Part 2
If you are just joining us, you can read Part 1 here.
Old Man, take a look at my life…Part 1
“Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.” – Neil Young
10 Great Quotations from Writers about Writing
As a new writer, I can learn from all of these great quotes from writers, but especially like this one: ‘Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.’ – Cyril Connolly
Here are ten of our favourite quotes about writing, from those who should probably know the most about it – writers themselves. Some of them are witty quotes, others profound, some a mixture. We hope you enjoy them.
‘Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.’
– Neil Gaiman
‘God may reduce you on Judgment Day to tears of shame, reciting by heart the poems you would have written, had your life been good.’
– W. H. Auden
‘A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.’
– Thomas Mann
‘Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.’
– Cyril Connolly
‘The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is that he’s given the…
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You are my Sunshine…
I was gobsmacked recently to learn that one of my fav bloggers, the hilarious and sweet Beth Teliho at Writer B Is Me, honored me with my first ever blog award, the Sunshine Award! If you don’t already know and love Beth, you must visit her ASAP.
Better late than never…Summing up 2013
All over the web, people have been sharing their wrap-ups of last year, and plans for this New Year. I really enjoyed reading the 2013 Roundup from Lily in Canada, with her witty responses to a questionnaire that came from tumblr, so although it is already the second week of January, here is my 2013 summary: