The Blog and Me
'Do Things Always' came from Scott Jurek. Stop questioning everything, stop analyzing - just do it. To quote Ray Bradbury and my friend Greg "doing is being".
I blog because I have to be occupied/obsessed with something, a special interest and a focus, something hard work and rewarding. I have to be doing. I started running for my physical health and now I run for my mental health. This blog also provides a convenient repository for all my race reports, comic expo reviews, kayaking trips and general adventures.
Here's where I'm originally from in Scotland (Leven, Fife) as painted by Jack Vettriano. They have knocked the power station down now.
We emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 2002, and lived in Whitby, ON then Windsor, ON before moving to Calgary, AB in 2006. We have mountains!
Four little rescued furballs came to live with us in 2010/11, then our little void, Miss Sia Fierce in 2016 (she is no longer with us but forever in our hearts). They fill the house with love, happiness and hair. Quite a lot of hair. Jack (ginger, part Maine Coon) was the only boy and everyone loved him, we lost him in 2022. Our hearts are still broken.