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Roller Skating Across France

Roller Skating Across France

I never found a definitive answer to the question; am I was the first person to roller skate across France? 1981 was a good 10-15 years before real Internet to search was there, and certainly, we had nothing in the local library with information like that. Nothing in the papers that I was reading would have a word of it. With a backpack, roller skates and ski poles,...

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Rewrites

Rewrites

I’ve heard it said by writers – ” the real work starts after you finish the book.” We’re talking about the laborious task of rewriting. The first draft of a manuscript is anything but a breeze, however, it feels much breezier than sitting down to scrutinize each sentence, paragraph, and chapter. In a first draft, a writer has the...

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Preface

Preface

It’s 2012. I’m in my garage looking through a lifetime or memories from my parent’s storage unit. After they passed within a couple months of one another last year, we four siblings decided we would store the boxes of memories until we all had some time to go through the history with the respect it deserves. And my what history we found, as...

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Skiing the Alps-phalt

Skiing the Alps-phalt

Skiing down France’s double-black diamond beach cliff roads into towns like Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice pumps adrenaline like skiing, however, knowing the asphalt is far less forgiving than powder of the Alps increases the danger to the point of “fall and you die.” The feeling is just like this: The danger is beyond this – watch how this...

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