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9.I’m not sure why my back hurts.

In early June, as I was getting ready to head West, I was suddenly grounded in NW Florida with serious back pain – bad enough I had to postpone my road trip.  Because if I took off, I knew I … Continue reading

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8. Thin lines

Have you noticed how many thin lines there are in life?  Today, I’m feeling the very thin line between strength and vulnerability. I love to ride my motorcycle – down winding roads, over mountains, across deserts, along the coast.  Following … Continue reading

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7. A few things that matter – chicken livers, DNA, and perseverance

A few things that matter — chicken livers, DNA,  and perseverance There’s so much going on in the world – such violence, fear mongering, deceit, pig-headed focus on profit and the mighty dollar … That I need to remind myself … Continue reading

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6. From the deserts to the swamps

6. From the deserts to the swamps Gypsies travel. We simply move from there to here. Not to run away, or to run to. Just to see what’s around the next corner. So I said goodbye to my favored spot … Continue reading

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5. my video interview and web site

My friend and mentor, John Woods, produced a video interview of me discussing my book, Footprints on My Soul – Journal of a Circuit Court Judge. You can watch the interview on my website, http://www.lauramelvin.net/ the book is available on … Continue reading

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4.listen to the wind of my soul

4. Listen to the wind of my soul I am an Introvert. Some people are energized by parties and crowds. Not me. I enjoy people, one-on-one but am drained by the energy of crowds. I easily feel claustrophobic in crowds, … Continue reading

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3. dust devils

3. Dust devils Leaving the rig and Misty at the RV Park in Benson, I rode with Mark and Renge on our bikes (Mark rides a GS 800 BMW, Renge is on a 650 BMW, my bike is a Suzuki … Continue reading

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2. the ass whisperer

The ass whisperer I’m still at the delightful RV Park in Benson, AZ – still surprised how comfortable I feel here. The humidity remains low and I’m not coughing; today the winds are up. It’s not bad to be pinned … Continue reading

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1.whew, back in the wayward winds

Whew. I’m finally back on the road, with the wayward wind. I love being in Florida but – more than one thing can be true — so I also love the pull of the open road and particularly enjoy the … Continue reading

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The inside of my God box

11.THE INSIDE OF MY GOD BOX I am well acquainted with the impact of alcoholism on family members and have spent many years in AlAnon Meetings. One AlAnon Meeting I routinely attended discussed the concept of a “God Box” The … Continue reading

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