Finding Courage with a German on My Back

By | March 21st, 2017|Blog Post, Cycling|

Standing, frozen-still, my heart is pounding through my chest. At this elevation I can feel the thinness of the air, the cool breeze forcing my eyes shut to wet them. The silence is deafening. I open my eyes and look down the side of the mountain at the Google Earth view of the city below. My already booming heart seems to lose rhythm for a few beats. I’ve got to pull it together.  I can’t go back down the way I came. I close my eyes and see...my mother?  She’s on the ground below in a long white flowing gown, the [...]

What If . . .

By | November 26th, 2016|Barcelona Life, Blog Post|

What and if. Together two of the most powerful words in the English language. They represent endless possibilities in life and are at the very inception of millions of ideas big and small. Used effectively, these two words have the power to take us anywhere, to do anything, to be anyone. What if I could...? What if I did...?  But with as much power as these words have to move us forward, they have many times the power to hold us back. What if I fail? What if I can't learn it? What if they don't like me?   [...]