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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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Tender Mercies

Robert Duvall won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actor in a sweet, oft-overlooked 1983 film called Tender Mercies. It’s the transformation of an end-of-the-line alcoholic country singer into a decent man, not by some instant Hollywood epiphany … Continue reading

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Cinque Terre – terroir.

Cinque Terre is one of those special places in the world, a World Heritage site encompassing five villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare) that have existed for centuries. That they are strikingly beautiful is a blinding flash … 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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The flotsam, jetsam and myth of history.

Troy is an exemplar, it encapsulates Turkey’s vast many faceted history; fact and fiction, myth and mystery. The mythical Troy of Homer’s Iliad, a story written in 800 BC of events that were supposed to have occurred in 1200 BC, … Continue reading

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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 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 2

The first draft of my remembrance of events in my life usually comes after a bit of time. I tend to be too emotional and too volatile after a special adventure to catalogue it appropriately in my head; a few … 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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