Enjoy our new inspirational Ride to Read video and get ready for the “10 days of $10″ campaign. Donate just 10$ to our cause during our 10 day campaign to help us reach our goal over the last few weeks of Ride to Read. Starting on July 10th!
16 Jul 2012 Leave a Comment
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22 Jun 2012 2 Comments
After my feeble attempts at riding Peter’s recumbent bicycle, he had to show us that it is, in fact, possible to ride !
29 May 2012 Leave a Comment
“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”
- Abraham Lincoln
10 May 2012 1 Comment
Hello one and all,
One can assume from yesterday’s post about loving books and reading that I will not be crossing the old Continent without a good read or two with me. Weight restrictions and common sense (ie. rain etc.) requires that the literature be electronic – hence an eBook is what I’m after.
I am open to suggestions in French and Spanish as well – as long as the book is well written, inspirational and with at least a few comical and funny bits (I don’t do too well with those overly grim and dark novels) – than it’s likely to make the cut!
Besides, cycling for literacy without anything to read simply doesn’t…fit!
Can’t wait to hear your suggestions
07 May 2012 4 Comments
“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
07 May 2012 1 Comment
“The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.”
02 May 2012 1 Comment
02 May 2012 Leave a Comment
While living in Peru during the past few months, in a small town not far from Cusco, I met my neighbour one sunny morning as I hustled down the steep, dirt road from my home to town – on my way to the market.
I stopped by a large cement basin, a water reservoir of some type. A fit, 40-something Peruvian woman with an honest look and wide smile came up to me as I pondered this construction and we struck up a conversation. Her name was Maria, she lived just a few meters down the road, we were neighbours. She was quick to invite me to a one-on-one game of wind-the-string-around-the-post and the hilarity of hitting and occasionally missing this swinging weight on the end of the line had us both laughing in no time. Maria surprised me with her frankness and openness, not very typical of Peruvians towards foreigners, especially ones you’ve only known for 5 minutes. I felt as if we had been neighbours for years, she was so authentic and friendly that she inspired immediate confidence and trust. She had a lot of foreign friends she told me – a worldly woman – I thought to myself.
28 Apr 2012 Leave a Comment
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
- B.B. King