Way Outside the Comfort Zone

I wouldn’t call myself an extreme adventurer, but I do like to do activities that some would consider a little crazy. For example, last weekend, I took my older Scouts (Venturers: 15 – 17 years-old) on a weekend camp-out. We rode our bikes from the city to a campground approximately 20 kilometers away where we setup our tents and camp. Not too insane, right? Probably not, but it gave me a pretty good idea about traveling longer distances without a car (and wearing a pack). Then, the next day we went white water rafting. This is an activity I last did when I was in elementary school more years ago than I would like to consider. None of my Scouts […]

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Better to be Talked About Than Forgotten

Better to be talked about than forgotten is something I say a fair amount. Usually it is in jest, but last night I came to realize that it really is a key to any success I may or may not have. In this case, it is that talk about my books. I ran into a fellow writer last night who told me again that I was robbed for the Prix Aurora last year. In his opinion Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero was the best book in the category and should have won. Granted, that is only one person’s opinion but it was the opinion of someone who I respect. He isn’t one for idle praise and is an accomplished writer in […]

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