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THE BUDDHA AND THE BEE
Planning is for sissies. A solo bike ride across the country will be filled with sunshine, lollipops, rainbows, and 80 degree temps every day, right? Not so much.
CORY MORTENSEN rode his bike from Chaska, Minnesota, to California. The experience ultimately changed his perspective on how life could be lived.
About The Author
Born in the small town of New Prague, Minnesota, and raised amidst the sun-soaked landscapes of Scottsdale, Arizona, Cory Mortensen embarked on a unique journey that shaped both his life and literary career.
Choosing an unconventional path, his journey began with dropping out of college to immerse himself with a job on Wake Island, gaining valuable experiences that would later infuse his writing with a distinctive perspective. Returning to the United States, he started a dynamic career as a project manager for several prestigious architecture firms, coupled with a venture into real estate by flipping houses.
"What I enjoyed the most about this memoir were the author’s philosophical and existential reflections. Right at the beginning, the author felt that he was unprepared for was the overwhelming sense of loneliness. “The fields of produce represented nothing but loneliness.” He says that Thoreau identified the four necessities of life in 1854: food, shelter, clothing, and fuel. In this case, in 2001, he amended Thoreau’s postulation to reflect his situation: bicycle, tent, clothing, and a debit card. I felt that remarks of this kind were a noteworthy positive point."