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S-Miles Across America – Chapter Seven – Special Delivery, Obamassiah and Flying Home

At thirty-thousand feet, a smile came across my face that hid behind it an overwhelming sense of accomplishment mixed with a deep-seated desire to continue exploring and reaching out to my neighbors across America to ask them, “What makes you smile?”
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S-Miles Across America – Chapter Six – Tow Trucks and Tent Tricks

Can you imagine, or do you remember what it was like the first time that your flight descended toward a Hawaiian Island, or the first time you received a foreign stamp in your passport?  Perhaps you can relate to the … Continue reading

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S-Miles Across America – Chapter Five – BOLD, Sales and Alligator Tales

I looked out of the unzipped window flap and got pegged in the face by another pass of the automatic sprinkler. Continue reading

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S-Miles Across America – Chapter Four – Southwest Grins

The sun’s rays began to dance off windows and mirrors as the asphalt pushed back the days heat. Oh! Short sleeves and a hundred degrees are sweet together at eighty miles per hour on a super-bike! Continue reading

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S-Miles Across America – Chapter Three – California Chronicles

  “Card? . . .  No, I don’t have a ‘card’,” I said. His blank stare expressed an equal amount of confusion as I had had before he told me that ‘everyone’ has a medical marijuana prescription card ’round here. … Continue reading

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S-Miles Across America – Chapter Two – Northern Pacific

“Mr. and Mrs. Dabbs, What makes YOU smile?”…

In her warm Texan accent, Mrs. Dabbs smoothly replied, “Bein’ coooool”. They were getting reluctantly close to turning their motor home around to return to the relentless Southern heat that I was longing for.

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S-Miles Across America – Chapter One – The Journey Begins

A heavy pattern of rain finally passed through the Puget Sound and the window of opportunity opened to set out on a cross-country motorcycle journey. The primary purpose was to deliver the 2001 Kawasaki ZRX 1200R to its rightful owner in D.C. Continue reading

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