Author Archives: duluthdan

About duluthdan

Life is fun. Ski today, work tomorrow... It's about choice. Choose not to be dismal. I am a person with MS, but it does not rule my life, or my attitude. In 1979 I decided to embrace an expression that reminded me that I always have the power to choose my state of mind. "Smile Fierce". Do what you can, don't focus on what you can't.

Long search succeeds !


Honda Elite 110 Side Stand

For a year I have been scrunging around the internet for a part for my scooter. A sidestand, side stand for a 2010 Honda Elite 110. Finally found it and installed today ! Bolted right in ! I am a happy camper. Smile Fierce !!!

Smile Fierce Mugs Now Available !


Smile Fierce !!!

Exclusively avaiable at Aspen Candy Company. If you can’t come to Aspen, visit their website and make a request to have your mug filled with your favorite flavor jelly beans ! They also make incredible fudge !

A great reminder to embrace the passionate attitude !

(A pet peave of mine is coffee cups that have a message printed only on one side…  this is printed on both sides.  Smile Fierce !!!)

Don’t Let the Bastards Wear You Down


My older brother told me once that “Non-Illegitamus Carborundum” was Latin for “Don’t Let the Bastards Wear You Down”. Yep, don’t let ’em know. Instead, “Smile Fierce” and plow ahead. The Tenth Mountain Division in WWII had a saying – “Always Forward”. So, in spite of having a bump in the road, the choice of attitude is still within us. Smile Fierce !!!