Life is a Wheel: A Passage Across America by Bicycle by Bruce WeberLife Is a Wheel chronicles the cross-country bicycle trip Bruce Weber made at the age of fifty-seven, an entertaining travel story filled with insightful thoughts about life, family, and aging; (The Associated Press).
During the summer and fall of 2011, Bruce Weber, an obituary writer for The New York Times, bicycled across the country, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded. Life Is a Wheel is the witty, inspiring, and reflective diary of his journey, in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations about cycling and America, not to mention the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast.
The story begins on the Oregon coast, with Weber wondering what hes gotten himself into, and ends in triumph on New York Citys George Washington Bridge. From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh, his encounters with people and places provide us with an intimate, two-wheeled perspective of America. And with thousands of miles to travel, Weber considers his past, his family, and the echo that a well-lived life leaves behind.
Part travelogue, part memoir, part romance, part paean to the bicycle; and part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged mans attempt to stave off, well, you know;Life Is a Wheel is a book for cyclists, and for anyone who has ever dreamed of such transcontinental travels. But it also should prove enlightening, soul-stirring, even, to those who dont care a whit about bikes but who care about the way people connect (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
The Buddhist Wheel of Life and Death
The Wheel of Life®
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Upright Wheel of Fortune
The rich iconography of the Wheel of Life can be interpreted on several levels. The realms also can be viewed as situations in life or even personality types — hungry ghosts are addicts; devas are privileged; hell beings have anger issues. But liberation is possible only in the human realm. From there, those who realize enlightenment find their way out of the Wheel to Nirvana. The Wheel of Life is one of the most common subjects of Buddhist art. The detailed symbolism of the Wheel can be interpreted on many levels.
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