Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Video Recap of Book Launch

Here is a brief video of the launch of Kilimanjaro and Beyond, which took place on August 25 at Collected Works in Ottawa, Canada.

Book Launch

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Thank you to everyone who helped to make our golf tournament a success yesterday.  For the first time in three years of holding the event, it didn't rain!! We have around $2500 more to help the young women of Tanzania start small businesses.  Final numbers should be posted this week.

Everyone who played, volunteered, bought auction items and participated in various games and especially organizor Debbie Harbridge...YOU ROCK!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tonight's the Night

Finally!! Kilimanjaro and Beyond - A Life-Changing Journey will be launched at Collected Works, 1242 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario tonight at 7 PM. Chris and I will be on hand to talk about the book and chat with everyone who shows up. I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Canada Loses a Good Man

Canada lost a dedicated and honest politician yesterday. In a day and age when partisanship and getting reelected seem to get in the way of what is good for the people, I was saddened to learn of the New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton's passing of cancer. Everyone was aware he had it, but no-one thought he would go this quickly.

While I disagree with many of the NDP's policies, I admired Jack Layton as a charistmatic leader and someone who really loved his country and who tried desperately to do what he thought to be the right thing for the nation.

In his final note to Canadians, he said, "My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

Words to live by.

R.I.P. Jack Layton!