The Tale of the Ten Dollar Bill

The Tale of the Ten Dollar Bill Find out why I have carried this ten dollar bill around the world with me for the past thirteen years. What does Madame Pele (the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes),… Read More

Iconic Vietnam War Images Revisited

For as long as I can remember I had a desire to visit Vietnam. That goes back to my teen years and maybe even earlier. Since that was the Vietnam-American War era I am not sure what motivated… Read More

Venturing Into Vietnam – Pho, Lotus Fields and Rats

I crossed into Vietnam from Cambodia on the seventh day of my bicycle ride around the world. It is time for some Vietnam bicycling. The border crossing at Ha Tien was uneventful and quick – it almost seemed… Read More

Strokes to Spokes – Week One

  Every journey starts with a single step. This week I began a huge step in my life and the first week has come and gone without a hitch. Strokes to Spokes began seven days ago. I rode… Read More

Life Along the Mekong River

  The Mekong River runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the river people tend to their daily activities as the water makes its way from country to country. Every once in a… Read More