IMG_0163I’m not a fan of conformity. I am a fan of thinking for yourself  but not living a life that’s only about you.

And that’s what I write about:

The life I want to live – not one other people think I should live;

My observations of an often unjust, sometimes beautiful, and almost always entertaining world;

My experiences working for an organization that serves people who are marginalized and whose voices often go unheard;

All the weird and bizarre things that seem to happen to me on a regular basis;

Everything I love: my family, my pets, other people’s pets, stray animals, videos of animals, pictures of animals, my friends (some who people might describe as animals), my job, riding my bike, and laughing way too loud (but never way too often);

And, at times, I write about any random thought that pops into my head.

So, there you go… welcome to my brain.

  1. Hoping this is right.

  2. oops forgot to check the boxes

  3. Alright…another cyclist online…glad to have found you.

    Be encouraged!…from another cyclist.

  4. Love your honesty. And you’re not trying to sound overly-intelligent. I like realness:)

  5. Trina, I love your lessons from life and following your journey. Thanks for always making me smile, think and explore more with your words. I have nominated you for a Gargie Award, you can check it out here: http://walking4air.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/and-the-gargie-award-goes-to/

  6. Angie Callahan

    Hi Trina, my name is Angie Callahan and I have been chosen to speak before the Board of Education, Kanawha County, West Virginia on behalf of the many parents and teachers regarding the tirade of one Pam Stenzel at George Washington High School last Tuesday. I would like to incorporate your words of a real sex educator into my presentation. Of course, I will give the credit to you! I am working fast and furious on my presentation, and have to submit it this evening! I hope you are able to respond to me today! Thanks so much!

    Kind Regards,

  7. While meandering through some bicycling blogs, I happened upon “365 Reasons to Smile”. I must say, although not every physical experience may be the same as you describe.. while riding, every emotional experience is the same as you describe. Very enjoyable reading.. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Hi….Great job….your blog site looks really awesome..how do you do all this!!!…I will have to catch up with reading…….love your picture too! kathryn

  9. Hi Trina. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. I’ve been enjoying your blog for quite awhile and think it’s excellent. I’ve posted about the nomination on my blog here: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/yippee-accepting-the-versatile-bloggers-award/
    Best wishes,

  10. Hi Trina!
    I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award. You can click here for the details: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/accepting-the-premio-dardos-award/ xx Rowena from Beyond the Flow.

  11. I agree with you! Everyone has something important to say. Thanks for being a part of this writing community. I’m glad I stumbled on your blog again.

  12. Why does your cat want to ride a bike? And do you have any background in education?

    • She’s a very strange cat! Nope – I have a masters degree in social work but no experience in education. Which is why I wouldn’t ever consider thinking I was qualified to take a position in education!

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