Pissing Doll Factories

I was leaning over a shovel in bright morning sunshine under a deep blue sky while gazing over the winter wonderland that materialized from yesterday’s snow storm. I am reminded of the privilege I experience by the simple luck of being born in Canada, and not somewhere else. I own a snowblower i used to cleaned up the…

Building Pyramids: More Marriage Advice From The Fishermen’s Shanty

Building things is great for your marriage.  Therefore, I am adding a new skill to my Canadian and African portfolio. I build pyramids. Life is just so amazingly exciting these days. I’ve gidily built three pyramids today already. Things like this cause my wife to think I am amazing. She was so incredibly happy when I…

May We Never Be Remembered

Living forgotten. How is that for a life motto? Read this interesting paragraph today, as told by a Brazilian wishing that we all could be more easily forgotten. “At the Sceta monastery, the abbot Lucas gathered the monks for the sermon. – May you never be remembered – he said. – What do you mean?…

Dictator Leaders Can’t Handle Your Freedom

“There’s no “I” in team, Grif. (Church) Ya, and there is no “U” either. So if you’re not on the team, and I am not on the team, nobody’s on the god damn team. The team sucks!” (Red Vs. Blue) I don’t talk much any more. Well, not as much. I wish it was even…

Alive Inside

The morning started with a pink glowing sky in 360 degrees, well, later morning anway. It welcomed me to do a 9.2 km hike this morning. How could i resist? So I set out onto the diverse wood trails out back of my house. Giving snow today, and then a major North Easter coming in for…

Just To Bless The Morning

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.” ― Emily Dickinson I love mornings. ………….. Very early mornings. I mean three and four AM mornings. It’s an old fisherman’s habit I could never shake, and one I wish never to. Even in Mali there are seven mosques in hear shot that call the Muslims to prayer,…

Absorbing A Little Awe In The Forest

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche Went to the woods to hear the music this afternoon. Hauled out the snowshoes  and headed three kilometres straight into the woods behind my house, breaking open a new trail in the process. I…

Decloaked For a Few Days

I have been in the city the last few days. It was not planned but we unexpectedly finished the last 50 new traps, have them out sun tanning on my driveway, until temperatures rise enough for me to pour in the cement ballast to sink those little money makers in the depths of the ocean….

Leading Your Life With Fresh Air

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist I am very excited about my new hiking boots. Yes, life really is that simply focused for me right now, and it is exactly what I need to…