Schwinn Traveler III When I woke up yesterday, I never in a million years imagined that after looking for an upright mixte commuting bike for the last three years, I would finally find one. However, here she is in all of her grandeur as a fire engine, and she is all mine. Upright handlebars? Yes. Step-through frame? Yes. Great color? Definitely. Lugs? Simple, but yes. Good condition? Oh, yes! I held my breath during the test drive, figuring that some glitch would appear, and I’d have to walk away from a dream bike. Again. But everything checked out, over and over again. Now it’s all mine! I’m completely…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

There are some weeks that are wonderful, some weeks that are nutty, and then there are those weeks that are very nuts. The previous week was a mixed bag, but overall I was able to watch in awe as relationships with individuals — connections that I have really, really desired over the course of the…

 
 
 

It’s nearly the end of January, the month in which you probably began with the intention of making significant life changes. Where do we stand with that? I really hope that you’ve decided to go in a new direction this year. one that acknowledges your actual existence and allows you licence to include more of…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dem Low-Down, Soul-Suckin’, Good For Nothin’, Can’t Get Off My Backside Winter Blues Sing it, Billie. It seems like we’re back at that time again. I always find that February is my least productive month because I simply can’t seem to get inspired to accomplish anything. Even with all I know about the benefits of…

 
 
 
 

To tell you the truth, boring doesn’t even come close to describing it. The majority of the days that passed over the winter were spent for the most part in a cloud of boredom and melancholy as I struggled to motivate the children to do their education while also enduring a miserable season in a…