Well hello. You may have noticed a few changes here in blogland. It has bifurcated, to use a pretty awesome word. The main body has split into two parts. What we now have is a daily micro-blog based on the popular events of the day, and a more-or-less weekly, more personal installment for those of you who, for whatever reason, like to know what is happening in my actual life (Hi Mom and Dad). This is part of an ongoing attempt to be all things to all people all the time, so come on, everybody! Like the late great Whitney Houston once sang, I’m every woman. And you wonder why she smoked crack.
In actual fact, I’ve been pedaling as fast as I can. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is less than two weeks away, and this year the entire family is going to do it. Not conquer cancer, although that would be nice. Not one single medical degree amongst us, sadly, but we can ride our bikes long and hard. 200 km over two days, from Niagara Falls to Toronto. To that end, we’ve raised almost 15 thousand dollars between the four of us, and our team, the Hicksfire Team powered by PWC, is at $130K and counting. Not bad, but cancer is not going to cure itself, so we have a ways to go. If you have some spare change jingling in your pocket, send it here, and bless you.
Last weekend, we rode for Jack. The Jack Project is a smaller, newer, but equally important fundraising initiative, set up to raise funds and support for youth mental health. We did this by riding 50 km through the rolling hills of Caledon, some more rolling than others. Here we are at the end:
Please note the mental health of our own youth. Aidan clearly annoyed because we are making him late for the Channing Tatum lookalike contest.
Anyway, please join me here daily, weekly, whatever works. I’m also on the Twitter @maureenholloway, and riding through the rolling hills to save the world. All of me loves all of you.