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The Way We Were…

The Way We Were…

MEEEEEMORIIIIIEEEEESSSSS LIGHT THE CORNERS OF MY MIIIIIIIND…   Misty water colored memories….. Yeah it’s the sappiest song but this is a sappy post. You’ve been warned. Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were. I started this blog way back in 2013 when I was a mere young and spry 46 years of age. <heavy...

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Possum on the Trail and Jesus on the Metro

Possum on the Trail and Jesus on the Metro

I volunteer one morning a month at the Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis.  I’ve been maintaining their website for several years and have been amazed at what this little school in East St. Louis is accomplishing. 100% of their graduates finish high school and 95% enroll in college.  Those are amazing numbers for that area.  I wanted to help!  So one Friday morning every...

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Biking Fort Myers, Florida

Biking Fort Myers, Florida

Goodbye snow and single digit temps!  This week, Craig and I are enjoying the beautiful weather in Fort Myers, Florida.  We vacation in Fort Myers every February to visit Craig’s mom who lives down here during the winter.  Usually by February, we’re ready to get out of the cold and get our butts down south for a week of sunshine and palm trees.  Despite the frigid temps in St. Louis,...

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Planning Your Commute

Planning Your Commute

I’ve been a bicycle commuter for years now and it seems like a normal lifestyle to me.  I am aware, however, that to most people this way of travel is considered unusual… around these parts anyway.  But there are also lots of folks out there who really WANT to try bicycle commuting but they just don’t know where to start.  So here’s the process I go through when planning...

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The Benefits of a Bicycling Lifestyle

The Benefits of a Bicycling Lifestyle

I got a call from my financial advisor’s office this afternoon.  He’s setting up a life insurance policy for me and his assistant wanted to tell me some good news.  I had originally been quoted a monthly rate of $169 for a PREFERRED policy holder based on my healthy lifestyle answers on the application (no smoking, regular exercise, no health issues, etc.).  Last month they sent a...

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On The Streets: Successfully Cycling With Cars

On The Streets: Successfully Cycling With Cars

It’s the main reason why more people don’t bicycle commute.  Fear of cars.  I completely understand.  I really don’t like cars at all.  I lived without one for four years.  I recently did get a little used Mini Cooper.  It’s so cute.  But there it sits in my driveway.  I only drive it a couple of times a month when I absolutely have to.  I much prefer to ride my bike....

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