Journal Entry # 205 – Cliff Notes

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

The Quiet Path

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I dream
some days
of getting lost in the path
along the quiet way home
way past the halfway evergreen
under those forest peekaboos
just to listen to the river as it runs

Journal Entry # 175 – Alone But Inspired By So Much

Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. – Pablo Picasso

Journal Entry # 156 – What Can I say? I’m a Fall Guy!

Leave the road, take the trails. – Pythagoras

The Red Journal (She’s Really Gone!)

Friday, 7:30 P.M.
(After hitting a wall with their initial investigation, Ethan and Sarah are forced to leave the precinct in a mad panic after another murder is reported. We find them en route to the scene of the crime which coincidentally is also her best friends last known whereabouts)

Ethan was weaving back and forth and veering in and out. His 2009 Grand Marquis flew pass cars like they were parked. Traffic was surprisingly heavy for that time of day as if it were some sort of sign purposely trying to delay the inevitable. It was obvious what was on each of their minds, but still Ethan was not used to Sarah being so quiet. His thoughts quickly flipped to how she was processing this potentially horrific coincidence? Her ex-boyfriend had been found dead just days ago, her best friend was not answering her cellphone, and now…now they’re two minutes out from a crime scene at the very venue her best-friend was attending.  

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A Shade of Ash

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Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

OK, I’m starting to think my last post was a bit of a jinx. It’s been yet another week where Earth to Ash has sat dormant while tumbleweeds blew across my viewership stats with each passing day. I’m a couple of life events back to back now, I must be special. This week, it was Poppy, our new puppy. She got a little ill last week and after a few days went by with no change, it became concerning. With all that going on, there was no way I could concentrate on anything other than getting her back to feeling better. So, with the help of the vet and a complete change in her diet, I’m glad to report that dear little Poppy is back to being the happy, energetic, and loving little monster she’s been since the very day we laid eyes on her. It was heartbreaking to see her sad and miserable from being sick, but as I type these words to you she’s back to her old self which is up to no good. Poppy! Come back here with my sock…

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Bike Writer # 14 – Time, Don’t Waste it!

Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing. – Miles Davis 

The Hook

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Wonderwall plays the lazy afternoon.
Rack em’ before the crowd shows.
I can smell the night before from the Ashtrays.
Stained carpets, humming I got used to.
Friend by hello, fist by good-bye.
I know, you’re right.
This now, the last.
You are my best friend.
So, same time tomorrow.

Bike there, bought the T-shirt!

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I’m a bike rider and now I have the t-shirt to prove it. What do you think? No seriously, what do you think? I need your feedback. Because…I’ve been tossing around this idea  for months and it has to do with the shirt you see above, it’s a take on one of my favourite 80’s TV show’s Knight Rider. A local t-shirt company has been working with me to get my vision off the ground and I’m very close to running my first order. This is where you come in, I would love your thoughts, your interest. Drop me a comment and tell me what you think-be honest.

You see, I’m  considering using the t-shirts as a way of getting my family, friends, and you my readers outside taking full advantage of the great outdoors. Yeah, I’m still working out the logistics but the premise is that people who follow or enjoy my blog can order one of these Bike Rider shirts. I will be creating a sub page on Earth to Ash in the coming weeks dedicated to not only bike riding, but walking, running, hiking, and anything and everything physical fitness really. You receive your t-shirt, wear it while doing your favourite activity, then just send me the picture. I will post them on my Bike Rider blogs, write a little something about you and make you a weekly honorary Bike Rider. I’m hoping to cover a lot of ground with this project of mine (pun intended) and given Earth to Ash’s broad viewership I want to reach people from all over the globe. I want everyone to highlight what it is that they do to stay fit and the things they enjoy all the in name of healthy living. If the page and shirts takes off, I thought about doing something from a charity perspective, my mother had MS so that would be a great cause and there’s my fiance who works at the children’s hospital, that’s another good one.

Speaking of kids, kids are also a huge part in this. I’m a big kid at heart and I like nothing more than knowing I got them off the couch and on the go. I really want to lead by example and encouraged them to drop the devices and go level up their heart rates. If you have kids, maybe this would be a great way to spend an evening together proving that physical fitness can always be a family affair. It’s a great way to bond.

Remember everyone, there’s more details to come as my main focus here was to accomplish some feedback, give me your thoughts in the comments like I said. If my idea turns out the way I envision it, then very soon you too can share your adventures and together we can all take part in this wonderful “exercise”.


Journal Entry # 18 – Write Here, Write Now


“It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moments passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop.”  – Vita Sackville-West

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