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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Starburst, Montana

Americana at it's best, and a border town at that. After the harrowing customs experience, I had found a group of high school kids at football practice. While driving to find the gas station (unattended, but took visa), I saw a church that seemed to be a bar. A little drink wouldn't hurt, especially if I justified it. Dee Dee, the proprietor, served me up a beer, and let me come down and connect with a human being again. A vivacious, and ambitious character, Dee Dee moved to Mayerthorpe, Alberta to give a friend a new lease on life, and had left only a couple months before the 4 RCMP officers were shot down. 6 years of paint scraping and TLC has made the Mint Bar an international attraction. I was glad it was a slow time, and that I wasn't one of the farmers that were too busy in the field to come have a pint. A personal tour of the backyard, and some pics of her place in Sweet Grass were inspirational. If you end up having a negative experience at the border, throw your business her way - she'll make you feel at home.

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