This blog's for ME

Almost 25 years old, asking my parents if I can sleep in their bed with them. I had thought I was going to be the 25th Prime Minister of Canada. Things had changed. 10 years later, I was still a scared little boy. The time had come to slap myself awake. One Saturday morning, November 19th, 2009, I declared to the world I would be riding my 10 year-old motorcycle from Vancouver, BC Canada to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and back.

The official departure was August 28th, 2010. A group of well-wishers saw me off at 8:03 am.

I arrived in Rio de Janeiro around 6 pm March 1st, 2011.

My return to Vancouver came on July 5th, 2011 about 2:00 pm.

Drug & alcohol abuse, ADD, social anxiety, health, chronic pain, night terrors.

So many concerns. But I am far more interested in this question: Do I have the capacity to make this trip despite all my shortcomings?

My mission: To inspire myself to face my fears, enlighten myself on how all living things can peacefully co-exist, enjoy every moment, and see the world as plentiful and generous.

Go ahead. Call me crazy. Call me anything you like.

I'm out to save my world.


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Here's Your Nickel Back

Say what you will about Starbucks (and I know I have) their wi-fi service is both generous and ample. Chad Kroeger, rock star extraordinaire, was able to stay alive as a starving artist by working for Starbucks, hence the name 'Nickelback'. Every time a customer would receive their change, he would say "here's your nickel back". I love those stories, and I'm so proud of those boys for making it big. Whether you like their music or not, go to Hanna, Alberta and see how small it is. They had to have had a community of people supporting them to not only make it in show business, but to win Grammys and sell millions of albums. I was waiting at the Roxy lineup for a beer when he started chatting with me, several years ago. He's a nice guy, and reading some interviews on him, a checkered past of several bad-ass activities has gone in his favour. You have to bend some rules in life to get what you really want.

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