Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? -- Mary Oliver

An Essay: Thoughts on Life and Death Before I Ride

“I decided to quit my job and embark on a walkabout, a time to reflect on my own life and eventual death. My pilgrimage would have three acts: First, I would backpack through China for three weeks. Second: I would spend six weeks in my hometown in New Hampshire. Third: I would drive my 1982 Honda Nighthawk across the country to California.”