President’s Day

It is Friday the 15th, 2013. I have survived another Valentine’s Day. Yes, survived. It is not that I am not romantic, I simply feel that Punxsutawney Phil being hoisted from his hovel by stove pipe hat wearing gentlemen gets astronomically overshadowed by all the hearts and cherubs. Years ago, I actually bucked tradition and feigned participation in a Valentine’s Day dinner. Instead, I proposed to my wife. On the surface a very clichéd move, but it was a clever ruse to never have to celebrate Valentine’s Day again. For now, each February 14th my wife and I celebrate the anniversary of our engagement—and, of course, President’s Day!

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[headline h=”1″]This is an excerpt from my latest contribution to RoadRunner Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine[/headline]

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