I Just Want to Ride…

Motorcycle Arlo Guthrie wrote the Motorcycle Song (The Significance of the Pickle) in 1967 as part of the counter-revolution then sweeping the country. Son of folk musician Woodie Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie’s best known work is Alice’s Restaurant Massacree. The chorus to the Motorcycle Song is as follows:

I don’t want a pickle

Just want to ride on my motorcycle

And I don’t want a tickle

‘Cause I’d rather ride on my motorcycle

And I don’t want to die

I just want to ride on my motorcy – cle.  Continue reading


Find Out Before You Dig in Too Deep

Garage wallsI am going to deviate a bit from what I had planned to write about; instead, I am going to rant for a moment. My wife and I are building a garage at our home. When we bought our home it had a carport in name only; it was something the original owner had cobbled together. We never dared to park a car beneath it, and we used it only to store firewood. Our fears were well placed because a few years ago it collapsed under the weight of a heavy snow. Continue reading

Perfect Storm of Events

Grounded Sailboat    Last week’s blog touched on change and how difficult it is to enact; this week I want to build on some of what I expressed last week. When I was about 13 my father owned a small sailboat which he kept on the Florida Gulf Coast. One Saturday during late spring my father, sister and I went for a sail, and in the early afternoon we anchored in a small bay to eat lunch and to swim. Continue reading