Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"100 Things" author dies

Dave Freeman, co-author of "100 Things to do Before You Die," died earlier this month at the age of 47 after hitting his head. I've never read the book, but I have known of it and I'm sure you have too. But this is why I've decided to take a different approach at life. Life's short; sometimes too short. I'm not going to waste it in a box just because I thought that was what I should be doing. It's important to me to do what I want to do now. Not in 10 years; not when I retire. Waiting all year for that two percent raise just doesn't cut it.

**And I will put a caveat on this, because some people do live in the moment to the point of endangering themselves or others. I'm mindful of my finances and do think ahead enough to keep myself out of the gutter.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Many of you know my love for all things Google, especially Google Maps. So here's a map-based preview of where I'll be traveling over the next six-plus months. I'll add to this map as my travels go, so you can keep track of where I am and where I've been. Enjoy!

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Friday, August 15, 2008


This is a test post that I've made via e-mail. It occurred to me that
I may not be able to access the Blogger site while in China (gmail
reportedly works perfectly, though). Fortunately, Blogger allows its
users to post items simply by sending an e-mail to a unique address.
Hopefully I won't need to do it this way, though.