Salt Pepper Olive Oil

May 6, 2013 There are tough days and tougher days. On tough days, my mind has trouble concentrating, but I can get on my motorcycle and all of the sudden have the ability to focus. Today was one of the tougher days. Every day I hope to accomplish something especially…

Beginnings

A long time ago I learned that it’s pointless to read the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to try to figure out if you have a disorder. Anyone can read a list of mental symptoms and say, “This is me!” What makes the list count is when symptoms…

A Beautiful Day

It’s a perfect day for riding. Temperatures in the high-70s, low-80s. The humidity is low, the sun is bright, and there are no clouds in the sky. But I did’t want to ride today. They say that PTSD gets worse before it gets better. Since arriving in San Francisco, I…

Meet Jessie

The San Francisco bay area has a riders’ forum called BARF, Bay Area Riders Forum. I found an overpriced 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500 for sale in Sacramento. Three days after arriving in San Francisco, I got on a train to Sacramento and negotiated down to all the cash I had…

The Move

The weather forecast in December 2012 didn’t look good. Snow was expected across the country including in the path I hoped to take. Rather than get stuck or ride an extra day south, I decided to sell Flo, my 1983 Suzuki GS550E, send my personal items on a truck, and…

How to move across the country

Eleven years ago, I was breathing the dust of the World Trade Center in my apartment in Brooklyn, NY. A few months later, i was too sick to work and lost my job. I received no unemployment, didn’t apply, because I did not know how sick I was. It was…