Chasing the Wild Dream

One Easter the Harley-Davidson annual gathering took place in Killarney near where I was born.  Instead of avoiding the noisy, crowded town on that week-end as many had supposed, the local people thronged the streets to see, and touch the silver, purring monsters.  Parents, grandparents and small children, excitedly or wistfully, were visibly stirred by these gleaming icons of human transcendence. I wondered about the source of our innate desire for adventure, for new vistas, […]

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