Blog Archives

Encore—Following Last Year’s Ancestor Trail

by Liz Jansen Following up a life-changing motorcycle trip with an encore, especially one that doesn’t involve motorcycles, isn’t typical. But I expect it to be at least as meaningful. Next Saturday, August 5th, I’ll fly out to Alberta with

Posted in Liz's Stories Tagged with: , ,

Mother’s Day Motorcycle Traditions Go On Forever

by Liz Jansen Mom and I went on our first motorcycle ride together on May 9, 2004. It was Mother’s Day and my 50th birthday. She was about to turn 78. So began an annual tradition that lasted for six

Posted in Liz's Stories Tagged with:

The Return to Home Base

by Liz Jansen Sunday evening marked my return from seven glorious weeks on the road mostly through Western Canada with Trudy, my trusty Triumph Tiger, stopping just shy of the Pacific Ocean. Six of those weeks were on the Ancestor

Posted in Adventure, Liz's Stories Tagged with: , ,

Father’s Day Tribute 2014

by Liz Jansen Written for Father’s Day last year, the memories from the farm where my parents spent most of their life, are still vivid. They’ve further downsized into an assisted living apartment, and the car is now in underground parking. Dad turned 88

Posted in Liz's Stories Tagged with:

Tribute to Dad on Father’s Day

I looked up the hill on the road to see a familiar figure trudging down the hill towards me. An old man, bundled up against the late November chill, he was at home in a heavy flannel jacket under green

Posted in Liz's Stories Tagged with:

Honoring Dads and Daughters

In honor of dads and daughters everywhere! The healthy relationship you have with your daughter paves the way for her success in life.   On this feel-good Friday post, read this touching tribute to one woman’s father, and the difference

Posted in Freedom Friday Tagged with: ,

3 Heartwarming Dad and Daughter Stories

With the spotlight on mothers this weekend, it seemed fitting to balance things a bit with some touching dad and daughter stories. I love to see the wonderful relationships male friends have with their daughters, and female friends with their

Posted in Freedom Friday Tagged with: ,

26 Readers Share Family Responses to 1st Moto-Love

How did your family take to your first moto-love? Readers on Motorcycle Mojo Magazine’s FaceBook  readers recalled their experiences.   26 Readers Share Family Responses to 1st Moto-Love Photo courtesy of Motorcycle Mojo Magazine Christopher G. My daughter called me

Posted in Rider Stories Tagged with: ,

A Christmas Ride With Mom

When I read this post, I knew it had to kick off the 2013 Feel Good Friday blog. Although particularly touching to me, it’s the sort of heart-warming, candid, meaningful, fun filled articles you can count on in Rachael’s blog.

Posted in Freedom Friday, Liz's Stories Tagged with:

The Secret to Longevity

“We’re just sitting down for coffee break,” said the familiar voice on the other end of the phone.  It was my 86-year-old mother and I’d called to check in as I do several times a week. My parents have been

Posted in Freedom Friday Tagged with:

Subscribe to Blog!

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive new posts by email.

The Alliance of Independent Authors - Author Member