Northern Trip: Week 1 – In which Matt contemplates the circumstances of his birth

I started my trip north last Friday.  I'm planning to head up the east coast to Montreal (making a detour to Boston) and then heading west to Toronto and back down south through Pittsburgh. One thing that has stuck with me so far, is how different my life could have been with only a very … Continue reading Northern Trip: Week 1 – In which Matt contemplates the circumstances of his birth

Monks

In order to meditate properly, a monk must be able to eliminate all distractions. Each year the trainees will learn to ignore a specific stimulus, from loud noises, to cold, to pain. At the end of each year they are given a test; the masters will attempt to distract the students in whatever discipline they … Continue reading Monks

Week 8 – the end (of this half)

Miles travelled: Wednesday: 55 Thursday: 58 Friday: 58 Saturday: 62 Trip total: 1739 Currently between Athens and Lawrenceville. Next stop: Lawrenceville This week I biked through a city festival. And also a yard sale that stretched for several blocks and felt almost like a fair. I feel like the people who make money at these … Continue reading Week 8 – the end (of this half)