Disabled Adventures!

I like to think that I stretch the boundaries of what can be done in a wheel chair, well at least I used to until I ran across this young man in Maine! This is incredible stuff. I guess we all face at least some self imposed limits. Go Enock G! Makes me think thatContinue reading “Disabled Adventures!”

Words from Jeff Harmon, an AMN brother

Jeff sent me this video about his journey. Please have a look. I think what is so great about Jeff’s talk is his openness to discuss his challenges, issues that many of us have. While I am now older and maybe a bit wiser, I realize that most of the stuff comes with the territory.Continue reading “Words from Jeff Harmon, an AMN brother”

Strength? Or Weakness?

I have been described as mainly stubborn. I seem to have trouble giving up. Even when impractical. If I can get it done, I do. If I think I can, I try. And I think that is a strength, a good thing. According to dear olde dad, it has always been that way. AMN hasContinue reading “Strength? Or Weakness?”

Wanted: Conquest

Maybe it was because I was no good at regular stuff, but I always have had this real need to conquer something, anything big would do. Most likely something long, canoeing the length of the Mississippi? I became obsessed by the Appalachian Trail (AT): a single track, skipping along the mountaintops from Georgia to Maine,Continue reading “Wanted: Conquest”

Mi Historia con la AMN

Please excuse my translation. Giancarlo wanted it posted in English, also. I have tried– Brad It all started 5 years ago. I was 26 years old, I worked for a clinic and played sports, especially swimming. I lived a normal life like any child and young person. I was very outgoing and had many dreamsContinue reading “Mi Historia con la AMN”

Mi Historia con la AMN

Todo empezó hace 5 años tenia 26 años, trabajaba para una clínica y practicaba deporte Natación especialmente, viví una vida normal como cualquier niño y joven muy extrovertido y con muchos sueños por realizar empece a presentar síntomas en mis piernas a fatigarme cuando caminaba mucho empezaba a caminar mal y aveces me caía, esoContinue reading “Mi Historia con la AMN”

Is Bigger Better?

My dearest friend since second grade, Golf and I had discussed canoeing the Mississippi practically forever. How we came to this was a bit of a tale in its own right. Coming up, we had a couple of creeks. No matter which you picked; Flint Creek, or Spring Creek, after navigating through golf course, forestsContinue reading “Is Bigger Better?”

2013: Loose Ends

That was the end of the notes that I kept documenting my go around with AMN. I wrote the following, today, 2 August 2021, based on what I can remember. Looking at it all in retrospect, it seems like a continuous, drawn-out rollercoaster ride, with high highs, low lows, loop de loops and hairpin turns,Continue reading “2013: Loose Ends”