Okay… so I have been slacking off during the summer months, collecting my thoughts, getting geared up, going into the mountains, traveling about the countryside, sharing my ideas with anyone and looking for the next Road Trip, in my schedule. What I failed to do is write in this blog. What I can tell you, … More Really… It is November!
The formula for travelling with less luggage begins with a list of questions for you to think about when you need to pack your luggage for your domestic or international travels. This formula began to develop with every trip I personally took to the airport as I observed other travellers and their relationships with their luggage. … More The Formula for Travelling with Less Luggage
In 12-hours, the car will be packed with carry-on luggage consisting of one backpack, one 19-inch roller and a small messenger bag. If you actually saw these items, sitting together in the airport then you might just image all of this luggage belonging to a single traveller embarking on a vacation. Of course, in this photo right … More Luggage and the 12-hours before Departure
In passing through the web, you may have accidentally come across the term “ham radio“, and like myself you probably ignored the term and just kept on surfing the web. As it turns out, about four years ago, I started working for a small telecommunications company whose sole purpose is selling 2-way radio networks, designed networks, … More Getting Lost in 2-way Portable Radio Communications
It all started a few years back when I applied for a job at a small telecommunications company which primarily services 2-way radio network clients, digital infrastructure, and building radio networks. Back then, I was a lowly clerk, learning the ropes from inside a warehouse, understanding day-to-day operations, invoicing and having an extremely small understanding … More 2-Way Radio, the Hub of Communication
I was going to write something about something and then it turned into nothing about nothing. So here I am just typing to type because my computer is on and the page is before me. The discussion was going to discuss the phenomena which is “Resolutions at the gym” and how proud I am of … More A Discussion on Concussion
From mid-April to mid-November, all across Alberta there are hundreds of blue ponds which residents and visitors attend to for recreational purposes. These ponds and lakes are used by outdoor enthusiasts who will canoe, kayak, boat, fish, swim, hydroplane, scuba dive and more throughout the year. And when the temperatures dip below zero degrees and … More What to do when Temperatures Dip Below Zero Degrees?
The days of large house parties, tons of random strangers, glasses full of bubbly and half-naked party goers has come and gone for this guy. Over the last 8-years, those glamorous NYE parties, challenges of meeting up with everyone; on one night and the undetermined location of sleep? Has eradicated itself from my life. These … More In Rings a New Year 2016
In Central Alberta, winter can arrive in early October sometimes as late as December. Around this part of the country, you can nearly predict, the week the weather is going to change as the temperatures drastically dip and the first Arctic blast crystallizes the beauty of Autumns’ leaves. When I traveled overseas there was always this gradual change … More Winter Activities in Central Alberta
Nearly three-hundred and sixty-five days ago, I sat on my couch, as I am doing right this very moment trying to decode how the previous year went. Did I meet my expectations? Did I accomplish my goals? Did I linger too long on one objective and forget another? Reviewing the previous year is always a … More Return of a New Year
Drawing on the last bits of energy from another long and exhausting week at the office, my right hand picks up the wireless mouse, turning it over to flick off the power button. I set the mouse into the top drawer on top of pens, board markers and the office toothbrush. It’s an idealistic gesture at … More The Parking Lot
Over the course of my life, I have struggled time and time again with my weight. 80% of the time, I am a lean 200-pound guy, who enjoys working out, playing sports and eating healthy. Between July 2009 and November 2011, I breathed and lived fitness. I was a fanatic. I spent countless hours at … More Weight
These eyes are fixated on the last sliver of space between the edge of the clouds and the horizon line. Ultra-violet shades of blue-green shimmering as the final glow of the day disappears. It feels like neglect watching those final minutes of time settle out of reach. Its just another realization of yet another fallen day. … More Untitled Composition
Here’s the thing, everyone makes their coffee in a unique way. For instance, my wife precisely measures out each “heaping” scoop of medium blend Columbian coffee dumping it into the drip coffee maker’s white paper pouch and smoothing it out to an even consistency so that when the water drips through the machine onto the … More How Do You Kick Start Your Morning Coffee?
Every traveler, I have ever met, at some point has made the same mistake and will always tell you, that they’d make that same mistake again; “I sold everything I owned, packed my clothes, bought a plane ticket and left my home country.” It’s the traveler’s code that one most live by, selling all your … More If You Sold Everything You Owned What Would You Do?
It’s without pretension in my voice that I tried to move away from the kitchen table at 9:02am but my arse was glued to the sticky cushion after breakfast. Tired beyond recognition, I sat facing another long Saturday without plans. Reviewing the two novels resting on the dilapidated kitchen table, my brains pondering how I … More Slippery Slope of Standards
Hunkered down in the front seat she sat looking out the passenger window examining the frosted poplar trees and his crisp breath. Her ugly sweater peaked out from inside her winter jacket. Quietly she rolled down her window. Pausing she held her own breathe, as she watched him tear apart a piece of cardboard. Thereupon he … More New Year’s Eve Antics
Around 2:00pm in a light drizzling rain at the St Albert Rainmaker Rodeo on Saturday May 25th the announcer introduced 8-teams from throughout Central Alberta competing in the Kids Roping Competition. As this was my first time ever witnessing this event, I decided on the spot to capture the action using my video camera rather … More Kids Roping Competition at the 2013 Rainmaker Rodeo
Interestingly enough, when you move North or South of the US/Canadian border to live you must hand over your legal drivers license for replacement. How do I know this? Because I had to turn in my US Driver’s License when I came into Canada to live several years back. Thankfully, I did not have a … More Are You an Albertan – Speed Racer ?
Can you smell that? Yep, its Spring showers… and just around the corner are long Summer days filled with blue skies, gigantic white marshmallow clouds and really long daylight hours. All the more reason to stock up now with the latest recreational gear and gadgets. A couple of years back, while I was living in … More Get the Gear You Need for the Adventure You Seek
Honestly, my obsession for trucks started while I was in high school some 20-years ago. Over the last 20-years I have owned a 1979 Ford F150 Custom with a inline 6-engine with a K&N intake and carburetor. Which sat on a 4-inch Smittybilt lift and 33-inch All Terrain BFG tires. Before this I owned a 1981 … More My Obsession with Mid-Size Trucks
Its a simple concept: get a few friends, find a piece of land where there are no fire bans, gather up kindling and wood. Then neatly stack your supplies near your fire pit location. Next begin to build a tepee like structure from your kindling and wood supplies. Stuff the inner section with a bit of fire … More Friday Night – Bonfire
In every journey there are decisions to be made that affect how you travel across the landscape in front of you. Every moment you are on your path to wherever you are going the Earth will test your abilities, skills and resolve. Your only enemy is yourself. Be open minded to everything that happens. Keep … More On Your Journey Be an Ambassador
The ultimate concession is getting yourself situated in a mind set where you understand that Nutrition plays as BIG a part as getting yourself to the gym. You need to learn to build a routine based both around the gym and around what you are putting into your body. There are 1,000 or more different … More Healthy Eating
DAY FOUR WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then … More Day Four Workout Circuit
DAY THREE WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then … More Day Three Workout Circuit
DAY TWO WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then … More Day Two Workout Circuit
“Go Home Already…” said my boss, as he walked over to my desk. “I am. I am”… “Sure you are. That’s why your computer is still on! It’s been a long day, now get out of here.” he spat at my back while heading for the door. The two of us had been at it since 7am. … More It’s Green and Easy to Use – – The Curve
DAY ONE WORKOUT CIRCUIT* Warm Up Stretches: Neck Roll side to side – holding for 20-seconds then up and down – holding for 20- seconds Shoulder Shrugs without weights (remember this is warm-up) for 15-seconds going forward then backward Trunk Twist keeping arms parallel to shoulders turn to the left side pausing for 5-seconds then … More Day One Workout Circuit
Basically, I’ve always been one of those guys who goes to the gym for 9 to 15 months, works my fat person to the bones while eating a majorly restricted diet of health foods and as soon as I “Locate the Skinny Person Within me,” I stop all progress… I think to myself, “Aaron, it’s … More Dismantle the “Chubby-Guy”
Seriously, its a pretty simple concept. You want to be a “blogger”? Meaning you want to write about “something that interests you” and post it in cyber-space. *blog |bläg| noun; a Web site on which an individual or group of users produces an ongoing narrative : Most of his work colleagues were unaware of his … More Plotting to Create a Unique Blog
First and foremost, I am just a guy who goes to the gym periodically and writes about it online. I am not a certified personal trainer. Nor am I claiming to be one. I am not trying to pull the wool over your eyes or try to mislead you with any health or fitness information that … More A Disclaimer Before You Begin Working Out
This article means nothing. it is just for laughs. or practice… its a rant. a simple delusion of membrane. it is the justification of writing at midnight. and the determination to get something down on paper. before the eyelids flutter and close out today. it wasssss just one more day. after all. “Dedication” by Aaron … More Just for Laughs