Living Intentionally

What I've Learned After 160,000 Miles on a Motorcycle

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

One Friday morning last month I decided to ride to Nashville, TN for lunch.  It's 260 miles so I made it right around 1:00 pm.  I love Nashville and the ride there and back on the coutry roads was incredibly relaxing.

On my way back I added up the miles I’ve ridden on a motorcycle… around 160,000 (about 260,000 km). Not a lot by some standards but a ton more than people who buy a bike and leave it in their garage.

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery

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Monday, June 26, 2017

At the time of this writing, I've been an American citizen for just under two weeks.  Two days ago I flew to Washington DC to surprise a friend of mine, Bobby Litchge.

Bobby is a 90 year old veteran of World War 2.  He's as tough as they come and still incredibly active.  He's someone I really admire on so many levels.

Along with three other veterans from S.E. Indiana, he was tasked with laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetary.  It turned out to be a 22 hour day for me but what a privilege it was to be there!

Stop and Consider What Others Might Be Going Through

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I was reminded of an excerpt from Guy Kawasaki's book "Enchantment" this morning...

People are not binary. People are not ones or zeros, smart or dumb, worthwhile or worthless. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, positives and negatives, competencies and deficiencies.

Everyone is better than you at something. People who don’t accept others often think they are superior to everyone. But no one is superior to everyone in every way. You may be a rich investment banker, but the person you look down upon may be a great teacher.

A New Day

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Saturday, February 4, 2017
This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it, Or use it for good. What I do today is important, Because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

Life is Short and It's Been 200 Days

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's been 200 days since I saw my 19,000th day. That's: 200 days 4,800 hours 288,000 minutes

It's been 200 days since I saw my 19,000th day.

That's:

  • 200 days
  • 4,800 hours
  • 288,000 minutes

Making every minute count... ever hour... every day - that's the heart of an intentional lifestyle.  And it's HARD.  At least it has been for me!