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Walking with Purpose III – Switzerland and Italy

The Via Francigena is not for the easily distracted or for those who desire instant gratification; it’s a 2000 kilometre path that starts in Canterbury, England, traverses northern France then wends its way through Switzerland and crosses into Italy over … Continue reading

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Walking as Inspiration

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. – Raymond Inmon My first response to anyone who asks, ‘what do you think about when you walk?’ is always … Continue reading

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The Power of Trust – II

Pierre Trudeau paddled the South Nahanni in 1970; his love of paddling was clear: “What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other…. paddle 100 miles in a canoe and you … Continue reading

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The Power of Trust – I

The South Nahanni River is a true Canadian Icon, a World Heritage site. It is rugged, powerful, inaccessible, and indescribably beautiful. Paddling the 200 or so kilometers of the South Nahanni below Virginia Falls in a canoe is a legendary … Continue reading

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Off the couch hits the interview couch on Shaw TV

I was interviewed on Shaw TV in Vancouver; it aired today. go to;   http://www.youtube.com/therushonshawtv Fame and fortune are sure to follow…

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Outward Bound got me Off the Couch…

Who would have guessed that I would be a poster boy for Outward Bound? Certainly not me, except maybe as the ‘before’ in the ‘before and after’ contrast. The attached has been shamelessly copied from Outward Bounds blog spot featuring … Continue reading

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Outward Bound changes lives – Ottawa Citizen, March 26 2014

In connection with the recent Outward Bound fundraising event, which also doubled as an east coast book launch for Off the Couch and Out the Door, the Ottawa Citizen ran the attached letter to the editor.     Please take a … Continue reading

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Outward Bound fundraiser showcases Veterans program – Ottawa Citizen, March 23 2014 While it’s too late to attend the fundraising event (which took place on March 24), it’s never too late to donate to Outward Bound Canada in support of the life-changing … Continue reading

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Outward Bound in Ottawa

One of the joys of going on a new adventure is that it sometimes…no, just about always…takes me somewhere unexpected. Off the Couch and Out the Door reconnected me to Outward Bound Canada. The book starts with an Outward Bound … Continue reading

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Climbing to the top of Africa – Part 1

Climbing to the top of Africa – Part 1 I don’t like bucket lists, it seems too simplistic a way to navigate through life. I prefer the messy, spontaneous, serendipitous view of the future, It’s more alive. Life presents opportunities … Continue reading

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