Mallory Paige & Baylor the Motorcycle Dog

Building a Sidecar FAQ

Please Note – I am not an expert. For from it, in fact. Prior to building my rig and riding across the continent I had never driven a motorcycle, had little experience camping and no mechanical know-how. What I provide here is information about what I did. I hope it …

Mallory Paige Builds a Bed

The Necessary Resistance

Tools spread out around me. I cursed under my breath. Kicked the uneven hunk of wood across the driveway. By then, 3 hours in, I thought I’d be further along. Instead I’d spent the afternoon fighting with a saw, yelling at unruly tools, cursing annoyingly large lumber. And all I …

The Only Option is to Feel all the Feels

It’s not the pain, loss, or sadness I worry about most. It’s the temptation to safeguard. To build a wall around our heart in the hopes of protecting it from any further ache. To avoid the dark and simultaneously miss out on the light. I fear the hard times will …

In Loving Memory of Baylor the Dog

Ode to Baylor the Dog: In Loving Memory

Writing anything less than happy feels difficult. Writing nothing leaves me stranded in a place of swirling, isolated sadness. I’m not sure how to begin or even end. I lack the right words, can’t seem to find the ideal sentences, but sometimes all we can do is make an effort, …

Mallory Paige explores Oregon

Get Over the Gap

I find myself comparing my beginning to other people’s endpoint. My rough draft to their edited, polished, reworked final gem. And, inevitably, I become discouraged. Full of doubts and worries. Certain I don’t have what it takes. Convinced I shouldn’t even start, because clearly I will never be as good …

Exploring Oregon | Mallory Paige

Be the Man in the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and …

Mallory Paige Bikes in Denmark

Stop Chasing Comfort

We build our existence around comfort. Look for the easy answer. Keep an eye out for the path of least resistance. And when we get it – when we’re surrounded by ease and abundance, sitting isolated in our nest of predictability – we feel a desperate desire to escape. We’re …

Mallory Danger Paige | Let the Light In

Go for It

You not only went for it, but you let us know how much you wanted it. And there’s nothing braver than that. – Brene Brown via On Being Podcast (36:40 into podcast recording).

Mallory & Baylor read Travels with Charley

Bibliophile | Travels with Charley

Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck Summary: To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck’s goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country …