Category Archives: the ride

Happy birthday, Dad.

Five Stages

Today would have been my dad’s 69th birthday. For whatever reason, it’s difficult for me […]


It’s Time To Keep A Promise

  It’s time to keep a promise. It was a promise made in a time […]


Like A Rolling Stone

For most of my life, whenever I needed advice, I turned to my dad. Most […]


A “River” Runs Through It

It’s been three months since my father passed away and the waters of time are […]


A Gift Twice Given

My dad was a sentimental guy. Despite his outward demeanor of unflappable cool and impenetrable […]

My dad and I at Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County, CA - the day after the Detroit Tigers lost in Game 6 of the 201A American League Championship Series.

For Love of the Game

When the Detroit Tigers’ season ended yesterday, I kept looking to my phone for texts […]

Out of Gas

Blue and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I’m not the world’s handiest person. It’s probably a patience thing. My wife says I […]


California Son

Being back in Southern California reminds me of my dad. My dad never lived in […]


A Thousand Words

Towards the end of his life, my dad – understandably, I suppose – didn’t really […]

Moments before I received my first "motorcycle wave."

The Last Wave – and My First

I’ll never forget my first, and I’ll never forget my dad telling me about his […]


Uneasy Rider

I rode my dad’s bike for the first time today. There was a hiccup or […]

Photo courtesy of Mark Derkin, 2008

Ticket to Ride

I didn’t really know my dad as a motorcyclist. Sure, hisĀ  cross-country trip – you […]

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