Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Warming the “Big Iguana” – Going Alone

Though I enjoy walking long distances alone in the desert, it’s no fun when my motorcycle won’t start, and I’ve got to leave it behind for the ghosts and vultures. … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

What about my family? – Going Alone

A drawback to social media is the fact that whatever life we choose to curate and share is always only one part of the picture. The fact that we can … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Freezing in Siberia – Going Alone

It’s possible to shiver, shake and freeze, seemingly to death, amidst the warm comfort of the secure and familiar. Only certain people seem vulnerable to this threat, who must seem … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

Dawn in Siberia – Going Alone

I enjoy waking up alone in strange places. The alone part is not for the sake of being alone, but for the benefit of not having the comfort of anyone … Continue reading

January 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Am I sometimes afraid? – Going Alone

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 3 Comments

Arriving at a desert ghost town at night – Going Alone

Arriving at nowhere is a challenge any time. Arriving nowhere after dark only increases the risk of success. But once we’re settled—and have had a chance to poke around the … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Last Supper Before Siberia – softypapa live

This unscheduled YouTube Live video was made on my way out to desert, during my final stop in civilization before the last leg of my motorcycle ride to the remote … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

That timid creature within

It’s lunchtime now, just a few hours to go before I leave this routine, and head to the desert without a plan. That timid creature within is making quite a … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

LETS RIDE! and talk about tomorrow – 01-24-18 – 2004 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure motovlog

Going over my plans for this week’s desert adventure; the anxiety which always haunts me before, the settled resolve that meets me once I’m there, and the blessing of empty … Continue reading

January 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

LETS RIDE! and share a story of fortitude – 01-23-18 – 2004 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure motovlog

Relating a short story of fortitude exercised by a desperate dad at a roadside Starbucks. My name is Kurt Bell and I am delighted that you have taken some time … Continue reading

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment
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