A window into my hermit-like existence.

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Most days, I walk a circuit from my rental on Mississippi Road. Down to Virginia. Past Billy Graham’s house. To the stone Montreat gate. Up Kanahwa. Jog a block across Mecklenburg to Mississippi. (The picture is of the STOP sign at that intersection.)

From there, I turn left into a vertigo-inducing climb. To the end of Westminster and back. To the end of Mississippi (wheezing the whole way) and onward to the house. If the neighborhood included % grade signs, that last bit would rate at least a 30. Maybe a 45.

I cannot IMAGINE riding a bicycle on the roads in Montreat, but MTM can. He’s itching to bring one of his vintage racing bicycles up here to have a go.

In honor of MTM’s bicycle fetish, I’m posting a link to an article that touched him. Robin Williams was a bicycling fanatic. Many of MTM’s online bicycling forums have included tributes to Robin Williams’ love of the bike.

But no story touched me quite like this one. Please take the time to read it.





Yesterday’s Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Trivia Question: TRUE OR FALSE. MERIWETHER LEWIS LIVED IN GEORGIA.

Answer: TRUE. Meriwether Lewis’ stepfather moved his family to Georgia when Merry was seven or eight. He learned much of his outdoor skills from his stepfather while he lived in Georgia. At 14, he moved back to Virginia to oversee his family’s plantation. AT FOURTEEN.


To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis is just $2.99 on Kindle during August in celebration of Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Or click below to buy it.



To check out the entire Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Series, follow the links below:

Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent
Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs
Who Was Meriwether Lewis Godfather?
If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80
Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes
The Lion Will Lie Down With the Lamb
My Natchez Trace Walk Featured in We Proceeded On
Dead People Follow Me And They Talk To Me
Is Suicide the Final Arbiter of a Life. For Robin Williams. And Meriwether Lewis.
WordPress Is Killing Me
Fate’s Fickle Fingering
Happy Birthday Meriwether Lewis
I Just Can’t Come

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