Feeding the Genie

I met a djinn today. No mortal could ride the bike he was riding. It was the middle of nowhere. I almost rode past him but heard his voice, “comida”. When a djinn says they are hungry what do you do? Feed them.  He was dressed in rags. Clear eyed but with a wildness about…

The Cave was a Woman

​I didn’t realize that the cave was a woman until the next morning. I had slept between her legs in her velvet embrace, her bush beneath my feet. We lit a fire there, me and the cave. The heavens noted our union and shot their arrow, a meteorite, which was so close and direct that…

Nudism

I want a naked body and a naked soul. Clothing keeps us so inside ourselves that it becomes hard to be real. I remember when I was just a boy. I walked way out into the country to a small fishing pond, stripped off my clothes, and played in the trees. It was there at…

In Motion

A short ride to the store, a multi week trip across a couple states, and soon, across continents, I’ve discovered that to be on a bike in motion is one of my greatest joys. Every ride, short or long, is some combination of pedaling, coasting if one is lucky, and at the very worst, pushing…

Pilgrimage

The Nahko show in Tulsa wasn’t just going to see a show. I’ve been to plenty of concerts. I even saw the Dead a dozen or so times back in the day. The Grateful Dead had the Deadheads. Nahko and Medicine for the People have the Medicine Tribe. It’s incredibly heartening to find a modern…

Serenity

Tour notes: August 2015 There’s a little bridge over a pretty creek midway between Lincoln and Beatrice, Nebraska on the Homesteaders Trail, a fifty mile long multi-use trail between the two cities. I stopped there and rested for most of three hours. There were no other people on the trail, my only company was the…

Travels with the Goddess

I traveled with the Goddess on my last bicycle tour. She manifested everywhere. The voyage was launched in a magical ceremony performed by a witch of the highest order. She circled me in ashes from a blessed fire and invoked the four directions. I was doubly blessed when starting the trip to encounter two young…