Chapter 18: Broadening my horizons … and coming to the end of the road

If I had to pick a single point when things went pear shaped, it would probably be the evening of Sunday June 27th. On the spur of the moment, I decided to make the drive to Banbury station - an 87 mile round trip, as it turned out - for no other reason than to … Continue reading Chapter 18: Broadening my horizons … and coming to the end of the road

Chapter 15: Staying curious … and continuing to adapt

This month’s musings again see me making reference to Donald. Not “The Donald” this time, but a different one. Instead, it is that renowned philosopher and thinker - Donald Rumsfeld - to whom I refer. For those unfamiliar with his work, he was the US Secretary of Defence during the Iraq War who introduced the … Continue reading Chapter 15: Staying curious … and continuing to adapt

Chapter 13: Letting go … and allowing myself to belong

It took around a week to re-acclimatise to normal daily life after returning from holiday. I had already pressed the panic button at least once - pleading with my wife to allow me to get the cleaner in twice a week because I couldn’t keep up with the vacuuming - and was on the cusp … Continue reading Chapter 13: Letting go … and allowing myself to belong

Chapter 12: Doing > Being > Becoming > Belonging

Riding less often has been challenging. Like trying to wean yourself off a highly addictive drug, perhaps? You know you really should try not to take it so much, but the feeling that you get from it is like nothing else. I find this drug particularly addictive as it is the only thing that enables … Continue reading Chapter 12: Doing > Being > Becoming > Belonging