Desperately afraid he would do something sensible with some inherited cash, Canadian English Professor, Ted Bishop succumbs to the siren song of a Ducati Monster and embarks on a cross-country pilgrimage from Edmonton to Austin, discovering along the way the intricate and tangled interplay of life, work and art. The book draws the reader in with a harrowing account of the author in a near-fatal meeting between motorcycle, semi-truck, pavement and ditch - resulting in a heightened appreciation for life’s ‘big picture’ stuff. A fun, entertaining and educational travelogue that inspires both road dog and researcher alike. By Ted Bishop. Softbound, 5.5”x8.25”, 262 pp., no illus.