Mishaps and Mayhem

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Visiting a Voodoo Priest in Haiti

Out of control on a trolley in Iraq

Falling off a dog sled in Sweden

Drifting out to sea when scuba diving

Battling the snow in the Himalayas

"Don't come back broken" were the words my colleague told me whenever I went off on an adventure. I have a habit of falling over and having accidents. I also have the ability to take a deep breath, pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. (From "pick yourself up" composed in 1936 by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields).

Mishaps and Mayhem

"Don't come back broken" were the words my colleague told me whenever I went off on an adventure. I have a habit of falling over and having accidents. I also have the ability to take a deep breath, pick myself up, dust myself off, and start all over again. (From "pick yourself up" composed in 1936 by Jerome Kern, with lyrics by Dorothy Fields).

Who would have thought it possible to roll such a monster? Well - I was riding along a frozen river bed in Sweden when the guide pointed out a moose up on the embankment. I, foolishly, not only turned my head to have a  look, but also turned the handlebars. Up the embankment I went, and because I was going at great speed, made it safely to the top only to be confronted with the forest trees attacking me. I turned back to the river and rolled down the embankment. Protected by recent soft…

Rolling a snow-mobile - Pick Yourself Up

Who would have thought it possible to roll such a monster? Well - I was riding along a frozen river bed in Sweden when the guide pointed out a moose up on the embankment. I, foolishly, not only turned my head to have a look, but also turned the handlebars. Up the embankment I went, and because I was going at great speed, made it safely to the top only to be confronted with the forest trees attacking me. I turned back to the river and rolled down the embankment. Protected by recent soft…

Oh, how embarrassing - I fell off my bicycle and shouted for someone to please save my camera... Not only did they save it, but they captured the indignity of the fall with it.

Falling off my bicycle - Pick yourself up

Oh, how embarrassing - I fell off my bicycle and shouted for someone to please save my camera... Not only did they save it, but they captured the indignity of the fall with it.