Category Archives: Philosophy

Of Motorcycle Trips, Experience, and Airports

This is going to be a blog about a motorcycle trip, but of course it’s going to try to be more than that. Or maybe not. It’s going to be about Buddhism too, but one of the truths of Buddhism … Continue reading

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Departure: Imminent

(Note: Please click “Motorcycle Trip” under Categories at right to read in chronological order.) Leaving in two days. It’s been a heck of a journey just getting here. In the last two weeks we’ve quit our jobs, sold our house, … Continue reading

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Arrived Michigan; City of RVs

We spent the day on the slabs, heading on Canadian “interstates” across the finger of Ontario poking down between New York and Michigan. There aren’t really many alternative roads, the distance is significant, and the country is somehow not that … Continue reading

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Coast to Coast

Today we made our way up into the “thumb” and then crossed over to the mitt itself and through that over to Michigan’s west coast at Ludington. Tomorrow we’ll be taking the ferry over to Sheboygan in Wisconsin, but for … Continue reading

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Beginning the Westward Journey

Note, if you’re starting here, feel free to click on the “Motorcycle Trip” category on the right to read this account in sensible order. And by the way, I’ll be editing these daily entries over time so sometimes it’s worth … Continue reading

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Nebraska, Nebraska!

In the morning I wanted to do a hike, but Päivi was itching to get on the road while traffic was low (she was not enjoying the 385 quite the way I was), and she won. The road actually started … Continue reading

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Hiking First Day – Dwarfed Among the Cedars

Today we were going to be starting a 4-day backpacking trip into the area near Sandpoint. Backpacking is in some ways a step backwards to reconnect with our caveman past. We don’t quite live off the land, but we do … Continue reading

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Finally Heading East

I managed to get a good nights’ sleep, and though I still felt far from 100%, it seemed better to make some attempt to move on rather than remain rotting in our motel for the rest of our lives. So … Continue reading

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Day Second-Last: Somewhere in Canada

Before when we talked about the future of Man, we talked about higher-order, slower-moving organizations of life. Cities were one clear example. But many think the future lies in other directions. For instance, artificial intelligence. The human brain, our main … Continue reading

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The Eternal

Let us imagine a pool, located underground, in a cave, let us say, where there is no wind. Suppose crumpled pieces of paper are periodically dropped into the pool from above. They are coated with citric acid and baking soda, … Continue reading

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