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Beyond the Horizon

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 Posted in personal, travel, writing | 1 Comment »

It's 5am and I cant sleep. I've been working on my first novel and dreaming of more travel. I've discussed the thousand dollar penalty for not getting a draft finished this month, but I haven't talked about the other side of ...

Castles in the Air

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 Posted in advice, personal | 1 Comment »

Confession time - I'm a dreamer. Always have been and probably always will be. In my mind I have travelled the world, done great deeds, associated with the wonderful/talented/beautiful and amassed great wealth via many ingenious ideas. Furthermore I have spent countless ...

Doing and Doing Well – Writing, Driving & More

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 Posted in advice, personal, writing | No Comments »

Skill sets and sub-skill sets, racing and driving, paddling and swimming, finger painting and creating a masterpiece. Technically they are all the same thing – but in reality worlds apart. Lets examine some examples of doing and doing well…

Baffle Them With Bullshit

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Posted in goals, personal, writing | No Comments »

The rise of bullshit. It's everywhere. "If you can't convince them, confuse them." - Harry S. Truman Or as my old teacher said - "If you cant dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit." In interviews politicians and the like dance ...

The Fog of Writing

Friday, September 18th, 2009 Posted in personal, writing | No Comments »

You may have heard about 'the fog of war' - where mistakes occur due to confusion, incompetence and enemy tactics. Perhaps the battlefield is too big and you are overwhelmed, or it may be you are unaware of what you ...

Trust Yourself – The Importance of Self Reliance

Monday, August 24th, 2009 Posted in advice, illness, personal | 5 Comments »

What do you do when the world around you is getting hostile? When the people you loved and the people society tells you to trust, have turned against you? When even your beloved parents say that you are wrong? Do you ...

Rocking & Writing – The Backdoor to Success

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 Posted in advice, personal, writing | 4 Comments »

Red Door by tuey I've always looked for the more unconventional, less traveled path to get what I want. Very few people look beyond plan A; as a result, the conventional path often becomes ...

Le Tour de Armchair Cushion – Part 2

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Posted in personal, writing | 4 Comments »

A Spectator Spends 4 Days Chasing Down Lance Armstrong from the Discomfort of his Own Bedroom and Stationary Bike by Bill Riddell Here is the final part of my Tour de Armchair Cushion diary, where I try to keep up ...

Le Tour de Armchair Cushion – Part 1

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 Posted in personal, writing | 1 Comment »

A Spectator Spends 4 Days Chasing Down Lance Armstrong from the Discomfort of his Own Bedroom and Stationary Bike by Bill Riddell [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="scarlatti2004"][/caption] Over the past few years I have slowly been building a keen interest in the ...

Fast Facts About Me

Saturday, July 18th, 2009 Posted in illness, personal | No Comments »

After my last case of sharing and caring, I thought I would pass on some more bite sized nuggets of information about me that you really could do without. My kidneys are messed up. One is far too big and in ...