Athens to Sparta (The Narwhal 300)

By Joe Bradshaw Foreword A sense of belonging - a community - bonds.  Words easily spoken and feelings often taken for granted.  For sure I feel these back home with friends and family.  Moving away from familiar surroundings gave these words new meaning for me as I searched for somewhere to belong in a strange … Continue reading Athens to Sparta (The Narwhal 300)

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Hummus, Hezbollah and the Pursuit of Happiness

Tour de Lebanon It is often said that who we are as individuals is largely determined by the things we have experienced. But what if what we have experienced in life has also been experienced by millions of other people?  Who are we then really? Taking for granted the lower rungs of Maslow’s pyramid, for … Continue reading Hummus, Hezbollah and the Pursuit of Happiness

Albania: Adventure in Europe’s Backyard

“Cycling is brutal, it always wants a little more than you can give. The joy and fulfilment it gives are only on loan. It asks for them back when you need those things the most.” -Lachlan Morton A large, unlit firework appeared with “don’t hold when lit” written clearly along the left hand side of … Continue reading Albania: Adventure in Europe’s Backyard