the white road journey

by Nene

Lately I’ve been confused and struggling with the need to do what I can to keep my head above water and trying to understand how to fit in living according to the principles I find so important to cultivating integrity. And then I run into this, from Raising the Bar: Integrity and Passion in Life and Business.

You must take a leap of faith

You must listen to your gut

You must travel light

Detailed map required

It’s about simplicity — eat, sleep, ride

You desire to find new roads — sometimes there is no road

Hundreds of choices

Risk in is your hands

It’s fun

You must be sensitive to local culture

You must be creative

You must be open to change

Sense of humor needed

It’s quiet

You must be honest

You must trust your fellow riders

It’s often adventurous

There is freedom


Eat. Sleep. Ride.

Eat. Sleep. Ride.
Eat. Sleep. Ride.

Eat. Sleep. Ride.


Eat. Sleep. Ride. Get the point?

Jay and I stripped our lives down to the basics on our white-road journey. Simplicity became the trip’s theme.

Somehow, someway, I will find a way to live my life in a way that is positive, even if set in a system that is fundamentally based on a zero-sum game in which one’s ascent depends on another’s fall.

As an aside, my response to Che’s Marxist idealism is Burgess’ message in A Clockwork Orange: evil is chosen bad or forced good.