It is time for me to jump in …

Well I finally decided it was time to start publishing a real blog. I may even surprise myself if I am able to keep it going. But I am currently attending ISTE 2010 and if this environment does not inspire me nothing will.

ISTE 2010 is an international conference where educators come to learn, to be inspire, to be encouraged, to be overwhelmed …you get the idea. Over 15000 are attending the conference this year in Denver CO. The opening keynote starts in an hour. The conference will hopefully help me to kickstart this endeavor.   So let the fun begin.

The real start of this blog is to explain its title.  I recently discovered the joys of riding a motorcycle.  For those who are, I own and ride a Honda Shadow Spirit 750.  I love to ride and I love the feeling of having the wind in your face as I ride.  I once read something about the difference between riding a bike and driving a car.  I really did not understand the difference until I began riding a year ago.

When you drive in a car, you can look out the window and and enjoy the scenery as you drive down the highway.  The driver is a spectator. But as a biker riding down the highway, there are no windows.  You are a part of the scenery.

There are many stretches of highway through southern Ontario (where I live) that I have driven many times.  Now when I ride those same roads, it is like I am riding them for the first time.

And so, this really is the reference I am making in the title of this blog.  When I ride – with the wind in my face – I am not only on my way to get somewhere, I am also enjoying the journey.

This blog will be my journal reflecting both on the places I am going and on the journey along the way.

So I look forward to sharing and I welcome all those who would like to ride with me – even just for a section of the trip.

May the wind in your face remind you that you are moving forward.

Harry

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