Public Transportation; A Second and Third Dose

After racing around Arizona and primarily the city of Phoenix, I sold everything I owned and moved North across the imaginary line between its neighbouring country; Canada. During the transition from one location to the next sometimes you need to suffer consequences of choices made and in doing so you will relive a period of…

Three Rides in Three Years

Twenty-four months of using a plethora of public transportation in Australia led me across the world to the United States to meet up with a couple of friends and travel by plane to Central America landing at Tobías Bolaños International Airport in San Juan, Costa Rica. We spent the next 3 1/2 weeks traveling across…

Modes of Transportation; An Alternative to Owning an Automobile

The Boeing 747 landed on the tarmac at Brisbane Airport on the 2nd day of February 2002, the temperature when we landed was 29 degrees Celsius (84F) the sweat poured down the side of my face as I used several napkins to control this initial blast of heat. List of Vehicles Used   Ages 28…

A Life Lesson from Buying a Truck

Nearing the end of my weeks in the Pacific Northwest I knew I would require a vehicle to transport all of my belongings to my next destination back in Colorado prior to my departure for Australia in a year’s time. At the time I didn’t want to merely rent a U-haul truck and drive across…

Five Years, Two Cars and a Motorbike

Fourteen months of walking, taking the bus and hitching rides from friends to get back and forth to college and work, I had finally raised enough cash to buy a new vehicle. But I wasn’t looking for a classy vehicle. I just needed something to get me through the next six months because then I…

Hobbies; Where do You Get Them From?

This morning as we sat down for leftover Indian lunch I looked over my plate of food and said, “Hey wife, I was thinking maybe I should get a new hobby?” She giggled and pointed to my cellphone then replied, “Isn’t playing chess online your hobby?” Looking up I starred at her then back at…

Stead Fast; The Formative Years

Recently I’ve been engaged by the possibilities of Electric Vehicles and driving them around in the backcountry of Alberta and across Canada. This afternoon I was thinking about and talking with my wife about all of the vehicles I have ever owned, where I was in my life and what happened to each of them?…

Retirement; Will You Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?

Its been ages since my eyes twinkled when looking over copious amounts of data, sifting through charts, glancing up and down red and green candle-sticks all in the attempts to time the market low, buy-buy-buy and hold onto it for an hour, a day, a week or longer before turning around and selling it at…

Alpha Motor Corporation; Why You Should Reserve One Today!

For more than a month now, I have been following a thread about electric vehicles (EV) on a Toyota Tacoma forum that I am a member of, the thread is called: Trade in Tacoma for an EV Truck? Yesterday as I was browsing through the thread, I came across a posting about a truck called…

Is Off-Roading Off-Limits in Alberta with an Electric Vehicle?

A few weeks back I found a thread on tacomaworld.com about EV vehicles called: Trade in Tacoma for an EV Truck? Its had me thinking about an upcoming summer overland trip which I have been eyeing up for a couple of months now. It consists of a one-way drive of 1,552 kilometres (965 miles) which…

Vroom Vroom

Alberta Aviation Museum Edmonton, Alberta Canada

How You Can “Win” at Investing in the Stock Market?

Back some time ago, I read a plethora of books about investment strategies and how to “beat the market”… over the past several months I have been growing said portfolio with the knowledge that I had acquired. Then in came the pesky “make it faster” proven strategies of others. I took these notions to heed…

What’s All the EV Hype About?

Hey have you heard the hype about how Electric Vehicles (EV) will be taking over the world in the next five to ten years? Yup, it is unfortunately true. Depending on your perspective about the automobile. There is a movement now in the world trending away from driving an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle. And…

A Collaborative Morning

September 2, 2002 Entry #22 Her body yawns as she lays closer to me heart. She whispers with her deep sighs telling me she’s alright. Her eyes sparkle full of life as today we’ve yet to leave the bedroom. Me brains rack for words to express how I am feeling yet nothing spills from my…

When I Was Young…

Technology has become the most significant thing a person owns. We pay absorbent amounts of money to have the latest software versions, the best hard drives, the biggest memory, more RAM and the fastest processing chips on the market. We pay good money for quality smartphones (which are really mini-computers) up to $1000.00 while others pay…

Its Times Like These When You Need…

MINTIES! I found comfort in these little white mints when I first arrived in Brisbane, Queensland Australia they were potent and filled with just enough mint to be considered a breathe mint. In the back of my mind I continued to wonder about the decision to depart my home country? The pace of Australia was…

Is Your Sleep Priceless?

Yesterday, I realized on Wednesday of the upcoming week that it would be St. Patrick’s Day!, and that’s when the shitzpa really hit the fan. Yesterday, I realized we only have 5-more months on our lease and then we can release ourselves from living above the boiler room and perhaps I can finally get rid…

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…