I envied my middle school ceramics classmates as they constructed flawless tea candle holders and Christmas-tree shaped coasters. Their projects were carefully put together, whereas I was hasty and ended up with jagged sculptures covered in fibers and dried clay particles. That hastiness in which I complete my personal projects has plagued the work I… Read More How I’ve come to terms with being a hasty person
It’s now that perfect window just before daylight savings time when the sun doesn’t rise until 7:30 a.m. and the mornings are cold and dark, yet cozy. The silence is only broken by early commuters driving by the house and Michelle’s sleeping breath and occasional stirring. The kettle I use to make coffee has progressively… Read More The things we cherish most leak a little
Part of me is still convinced there will be a stretch of time in my life when I survive solely on the money I earn from wrenching on motorcycles. But I have some problems: I’m impatient, don’t have the know-how and would certainly break a lot of parts along the way. Such was the case… Read More Finding friendship via motorcycles
I drove through what seemed like a textbook storm the other night. Uniform walls of water collapsed on themselves like silhouettes of waves. The shards of rain exploded into light as they caught my headlights. The thunder was guttural. The drive was relentless. It was almost reckless. The highway was littered with cars – either… Read More Why risk is a good thing
There’s this elusive joy I’m always searching for. The pangs of longing strike me hardest when I’ve been sitting in a room for too long, or I’ve had too much coffee. It’s that desire to get up and go — that pull to accelerate. I began feeling the longing when I sold my first motorcycle.… Read More I bought another motorcycle…
I began binge watching Casey Neistat videos last spring. His high profile life combined with his non-stop attitude towards adventure was captivating — especially when I had a big project due, or a paper to write. I’d let those videos get me away from my work, and it bothered me. I used to agonize over… Read More Making Time for What Matters
There is more to the projects I take on than entertainment. It is an innate desire to produce something. Maybe it’s the survival instinct in all of us — we believe we can leave a legacy, and survive just a bit longer. We want to be remembered by the things we create; a proliferation of… Read More Why do We Create?
Motorcycles were first introduced to me during my mid-teenage years. I loved to play with mechanical things, and my car had just died. I insisted to my parents that a motorcycle would be a wise investment, and for years they told me that I could when I left the house. If I was to convince… Read More Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a Motorcycle