Author Archives: Maker

Sterling Hayden – Wanderer

I picked up a copy of Sterling Hayden’s Wanderer in a used book shop years ago. It was the title that grabbed me… and I wasn’t disappointed with this autobiography.  I had never heard of him at the time of my … Continue reading

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Go get this issue of Outside Magazine

“OVER TIME, IT’S EASY to put yourself inside an invisible prison. The bars are made of money, expectations, obligations, and habit. If you’re not careful, years on you’ll have unwittingly convinced yourself that you absolutely must get up and go … Continue reading

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Would it kill you Air Canada to kick in a sandwich and a beer on a 5 hour flight?

We made it to Seattle… yeah! Coming back to the US has been our worst travel experience to date.  But…. it still sure beats going to work. Lessons learned flying from Lima, Peru to Seattle, WA via Toronto. 1. When entering … Continue reading

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Dreaming on Paper – My Goals List

I previously wrote about making lists here… To be clear, if you have the opportunity and possibility of getting on the plane tomorrow, or next week, or do whatever it is you’ve been dreaming about, by all means do so… don’t … Continue reading

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To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time by John Herrick, written in 1648… and this blog’s namesake:   Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying: And this same flower that smiles to day, To morrow will be dying.   The glorious Lamp of Heaven, the Sun,             5 The higher he’s a getting; The sooner will his Race be run, And neerer he’s to Setting.   That Age is best, which is the first, When Youth and Blood are warmer;                  10 But being spent, the worse, and worst Then be not coy, but use your time;   And while ye may, goe marry: For having lost but once your prime,              15 You may for ever tarry.   More information about this amazing … Continue reading

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Achieving your dream – Where to Start

So how did I begin? How did I go from full time gainful employment to getting on a plane with Warrior Princess and three kids for a year-long trip? What were the steps from ‘maybe one day’ to ‘I can do this’ to ‘I’m making it … Continue reading

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Throw Off the Bowlines

“Twenty Years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wins in your sails. Explore. … Continue reading

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RED: Heywood, enough. Ain’t nothing wrong with Brooksie. He’s just institutionalized, that’s all. HEYWOOD: Institutionalized, my ass. RED: Man’s been here fifty years. This place is all he knows. In here, he’s an important man, an educated man. A librarian. … Continue reading

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