The slow burn: Time and the realization of truth and dreams

September 24, 2010

A few months ago, on a fresh London evening, a girl friend and I were sitting at a pub catching up about the year away.  We talked travel and work and friendship.  Under the buzz of after-office revelry, we opened up about pain and history and the men in our lives.  She asked me about […]

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Lunatic thoughts: Imaginative escapism

August 12, 2010

We had some dear friends over for dinner last night and honestly, one of my favourite things about small, intimate dinners is the quirky conversation that is bound to come up about none-sense things.  It’s amusing to listen to it all flow from architecture in Canary Wharf, to suicide in one of the large towers, […]

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The gods must be crazy (if you haven’t seen the movie, go rent it!)

January 14, 2010

I’m sitting in Art Kafe in Ubud for the 3rd night in a row. There are two men playing their guitars, singing live music. I’m at my usual couch, candles strewn all around as it pours rain on the street just a few feet away from me. The usual DOM (Dirty Old Man) has just […]

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Of ghosts and demons

January 9, 2010

I met a lovely Calgarian couple (Rita and Ken) yesterday on my cycle tour and like so many other Canadians I’ve met on my travels, they’ve done enough miles to circumvent the globe.  It’s always nice to talk to other travelers about traveling.  Usually they’ve learned the same tips and tricks and have garnered insight […]

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Book Review: Life of Pi

October 20, 2009

Wow.  What a great story.  I am breathless and dizzy.  The last few chapters concluded with such force that I feel winded. Yann Martel is an absolute genius (and he’s Canadian! woot, woot!).  This book is layered with such symbolism and allegory that it would take me another two or three read-throughs to properly decipher […]

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On the road to mediocrity

June 24, 2009

From Seth Godin’s blog: Along the way, we settle. We settle for something not quite right, or an outfit that isn’t our best look, or a job that doesn’t quite maximize our talents. We settle for relationships that don’t give us joy, or a website that’s, “good enough.” The only way to get mediocre is […]

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The Leap of Faith

June 22, 2009

I quit my job. [insert gasp here] There’s a scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that can describe what I’m feeling right now. Leaving this place is like jumping off a cliff. The future is uncharted and when people ask me what I’m going to do next, I have business plans, travel plans, […]

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