Talking About our Mundane Lifestyle

Around the first week of January we were looking for something to do, to keep us preoccupied in the evenings and afternoons since we’ve been caged inside our homes for what seems like years now. Awaiting the freedoms that everyone says have been taken from us. Ironically in this writes opinion it is not the…

Air Pacific; A Young Man’s Travels, Desires & Journeys

Entry # Five on this 2nd day of July in the year of 2002 Move and I shall speak to you. Run and I will share your joy. Excite and I will not disappoint. Ask and I may never comeback. Love… Love has reopened a longing inside my soul, holding back are these tears of…

Year One Cost of Ownership; Its a Taco Anniversary

Yeah, you read that correctly in four days from this writing the 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport turns One!! on Monday February 22nd!! It’s unreal an entire year has driven by as we’ve trolled around the mean streets of Edmonton, gone back and forth to the Okanagan Valley in lower British Columbia and several roundtrips…

Remorseless Extortion And Sporting Day Tickets

A picture is worth a thousand words… Or does it? The images on the left side of the page were those given to the journal by the giver. They were “ideas” of what would become part of a young man’s desires and journey. It was words of inspiration and encouragement to go forth and become…

The Oceans Await Yer Travels

Pen in hand the young man touched the first page with a big bright blue marker. Its heavy thick tip brushing into the page thick bright and bold lines across the singular 6×6 inch page. Its ink marking and burying the colour into the weighted paper. The pressure upon the page sinking, and seeping through…

Customer Service; Is It a Fine Art in Your Community ?

Three hours ago I was standing in line at the local Safeway grocery store listening to the conversation between Chelsea the cashier lady and Andrew the guy two people in front of me in line. He stood with an unbuttoned denim jacket with white fur clinging to the lapels which strangely matched his long stringy…

Discovering Yesteryear; Stories of a Young Man’s Travels

Waaaaaaay back in the echelons of history there was a young man with an exuberance for photography. This exuberance drove him to attend a private art college and eventually after twenty-four months of an aggressive and usually a gruesome list of assignments he passed with a degree. Whilst he was in his final semester of…

Set Your Path and Understand Your Journey with Tarot or Oracle Decks

Each morning after consuming my breakfast I would clear the space, calm myself and begin shuffling the deck. My only question as a new reader of Tarot being what is today’s outlook for the remainder of the day? Ninety-two days and counting, I had been flourishing in the guidance of my spirits, reading, listening and…

Summer Sketches Along Eighty-Second Avenue

Sitting on a park bench along Whyte Avenue sipping on a takeout coffee just watching people on a Saturday afternoon with not much to do. Beside my feet lay my knapsack with the DJI drone, all three-spare batteries and a novel by Louise Penny. This weekend the wife was training others how to be better…

Coinbase is Offering You a Reward of Bitcoins!

Okay, skeptics and realists, that is what we all are, right? Is your glass half-empty or is it half-full… Brace yourself, this article might send investment shockwaves into your system… I’ve been holding out for about 2-weeks, 6-months, and 8-years now on this whole “Join the Crypto-Revolution” and I’ve been doing a pretty good job…

What has One Love, Two Doors and Three Storeys?

On a cold Monday back in January 2012, my wife and I had just begun to settle into our empty one-bedroom, one-bathroom open concept-condo. We had moved half-way back around the world from Paju City, Gyeonngi-do South Korea to Onoway, Alberta Canada. We spent the last two weeks of December 2011 living in the basement…

What is Your Origin Story?

Origin: the point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived. or·i·gin Its simplicity at its finest… where does someone come from? I used to joke with people and say “my mom!” followed by a lengthy laugh. Sometime around 33-years of age I decided to visit the “homelands” of my American ancestors. It’s smack…

My Nightly System Shutdown May Surprise You

Last night around this time, I was having a difficult time getting myself to go to bed. Some would call it insomnia. Its in these wee-hours after midnight when most people have already taken themselves to their beds to cuddle up in their covers, amongst their pillows and are soundly dreaming sweet dreams. Whilst their…

Breakfast and Conversations About An Ugly Brown Suitcase

 He smiled, picking up the ugly brown suitcase and strolled away down the hallway his back shifting from side to side. Herbert and I, had just been talking about the evolution of automobiles and how in the “old country” only the wealthiest people in his village owned them. He was enlightening me of the eras…

Dreams; Should You Try to Interpret Them?

For as long as I can remember I have always had extremely vivid dreams. These dreams come and go as they please. Some mornings I will wake up and feel more tired than when I went to sleep the night before. Dreams are a mystery into someone’s subconscious mind. Some people will go to great…

If You Knew A Pandemic Was Coming; What Would You Have Done?

A few days back we were sitting in a colleagues’ office discussing a leftover project from another colleague whom recently departed on long-term leave. As we sat discussing his fingers began rapidly entering data into the Excel spreadsheet we were working on. As he began to type in January 13, 2020. A short muffled giggle…

Three Rounds; Who Are You Predicting Will Reach the Ultimate Goal?

This weekend marks the beginning of the end of the ’20/’21 season for the National Football League (NFL) as eight-teams embark on the greatest journey of every season as they head into the Divisional round of four-football games remaining in the year. This past season is one for the record books and NOT because of…

A Laundry List of Towns We’ve Called “Home”?

It must have been two or three nights ago, I was driving the Tacoma home after work and I started humming along to this hip hop country song or was it a cover by a hip hop artist singing a country song.? When I finally realized it was a remix of a country beat with…

What is the Best Way to Motivate a Person to Complete Fitness Goals?

Getting motivated in the gym takes more than just getting up or heading there after a hard days work at your regular nine-to-five job. It takes grit and determination. From experience I’ve been an on-again, off-again character at the gym since 2002. It wasn’t until November 2019 when I was sitting at dinner with Melcon…

Are You a Morning Commuter; Traffic Dance Party Goer?

You’ve all heard those people who sit in their automobiles on the roadway with their radio cranked up to 42 listening to some hip-hop artist or maybe its old school R&B or possibly a new track from Keith Toby or some new Top 40’s DJ. All you are thinking is there goes my peaceful quiet…

Pre-Travel Essentials, What Do You Do Before Departing?

Literally every person, I have ever met in Canada, outside of Canada, around North America, in South Korea, Australia, Costa Rica and even Ireland. We all have our own pre-flight routine before traveling, anywhere. This does not matter whether the person is about to drive to seven hours to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, or head down…

FIRE Your Boss to Gain Freedom Over Your Precious Time

I know this TITLE ^^ that one sounds completely batshit crazy, am I right? And yet there are thousands of people striving for this goal on a daily basis. FIRE Your Boss to Gain Freedom Over Your Precious Time. What does this mean? This is actually a plausible accomplishment. FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire…