Why I Ride a Motorcycle (and Other Essays)

Why I Ride a Motorcycle (and Other Essays)

Collections in Which my Writing Appears

“Biker Dad and Two-Wheel Tranquility”
Published May 2010: For Daddy, with Love

For Daddy, with Love is a cache of 60 plus short stories, quotes, and anecdotes from daughters aged 5 years old to 70 years young which reveal the complex themes in the daughter/father relationship. Drawing from all walks of life, these moving personal narratives are sure to bring a smile, sigh, laugh, or tear to your eye.

“Biker Dad and Two-Wheel Tranquility” is a sweetly humorous look at what I learned about life by riding motorcycles with my father.


“The Great Motorcycle Spirit”
Published September 2010: Press Pause Moments: Essays about Life Transitions by Women Writers

This collection of beautifully crafted tales reflect upon change, adversity and celebration. As women we look at life transitions in many ways, sometimes one layered upon the other. However, when we press pause, as will happen when reading these stories, inner voices become quiet long enough to pay attention to what is going on within us and around us. We learn that true press pause moments are those points in time when we fully realize the need to make change happen, and become greater than our existing selves.

“The Great Motorcycle Spirit” is a sometimes funny, sometimes wistful look at the transitions in my life, as seen from the vantage point of riding a motorcycle.


“Why I Ride a Motorcycle”
Published May 2009: Why We Ride

“Why I Ride a Motorcycle” is a look back at almost 30 years of riding motorcycles (from age 11 to nearly 40), and how different an experience it was at different stages in my life.

At first, riding a motorcycle was a way to bond with my dad after my parents divorced (I was 11). The experience of riding changed when I began the transformation from girl to woman…

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