Category: Ancestor Trail

Family and Fate: Honoring the Reimer Ancestors

Family and Fate

August 27 went as planned with a group of Reimer cousins meeting for lunch. Within moments of the shutter snapping for the après-lunch photo, everything changed. I’m in Vancouver on the Long Road Home Moto-Book Tour. The nearby city of

Reality of the Road: The Landscape of Travel

reality of the road

Even I get caught up in the romantic notion of riding a motorcycle across the open landscape under sunny blue skies with the wind in my face. The reality of the road brings me back to earth. Every time. Last

The Long Road Home Tour and Another Crossing

It’s a familiar feeling – leaving the port of Tobermory for Manitoulin Island on the Chi Cheemaun (Big Canoe), headed for parts unknown. It wasn’t my maiden voyage but it imight have been. Yesterday, the sailing marked the beginning of

Going Carless

by Liz Jansen Winter in small-town Ontario isn’t typically the time to experiment with going carless. Not when motorcycle transportation is generally out of the question for at least a few months. But I’ve decided to try it. Now that

Looping Back to Ontario

by Liz Jansen This week I arrived back in Orangeville, Ontario, after a four-day road trip across much of Canada, from Calgary, Alberta. I’ve settled into temporary quarters in a cozy cabin while I search for somewhere to overwinter and heal.

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10 Gifts for Healing

by Liz Jansen Two weeks and two days ago, while riding through rural Alberta on a lovely late summer day, my plans changed. I was headed for Blackfoot Crossing and Namaka, the farming community where my dad spent most of

Change in Plans

My office view for six days—the majestic Rocky Mountains—from a hospital bed in Calgary. A change in plans. I know that there are two plans for each day: my plan and Spirit’s plan. Sometimes they match; sometimes they don’t. This

7 Challenges of Life on the Road

With two and a half weeks on the road, I’m still getting my road legs under me. Already I’ve met wonderful people, had amazing experiences, and taken new roads through exceptional beauty. Still it’s a period of big adjustment. These

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Black Hills to Medicine Mountain

by Liz Jansen Yesterday marked the end of my visit with author Ed McGaa, (Eagle Man), author of multiple books on Native Spirituality and Earth Wisdom. Introduced to his book Nature’s Way earlier this year, I knew immediately that I

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From Crazy Horse

by Liz Jansen This week my motorcycle has taken me from the wilds of Northwestern Ontario to the Black Hills of South Dakota. What a ride! An old-fashioned country jamboree capped off my visit with friends in Fort Frances. The

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