The Best Beer in the World

The Best Beer in the World

Folks, I’d like to take a moment and tell you about the best beer, hands down, that I know of in the world. It’s true, I am a bit biased: the monks at the abbey where it is brewed took me in during a snow storm as I tried to bike through the European...
The Turn of the Wheel

The Turn of the Wheel

Almost a decade ago, I set out on an epic journey. With only my bike and camping gear, I left behind my small town in North Western Canada to get to Berlin.  I was following my dreams– to be an international artist, to revisit the land of my forefathers and...
A Cigarette Pollution Solution

A Cigarette Pollution Solution

I’ve got good news and bad news on cigarette butts. There is a simple solution to a big problem. Trashed cigarette butts are one of the most rampant of all human wastes. Over 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are discarded every year.(1) In beach clean ups around the...
My Facebook Transition

My Facebook Transition

My father recently asked me, “Russell, what happened to your old blog?  I sure miss it”.  My Dad’s not exactly a social media consultant, but his comment struck me deep.  I realized he had a point.  My Facebook posts were nothing like my blog of...
Touching the Industrial Cosmos

Touching the Industrial Cosmos

“This evening, working the line in the recycling factory, the sheer grey, mind-numbing monotony propelled me into a dark metaphysical moment that will haunt me for the rest of my life.” Note: I recently discovered on my hard drive some photos and a movie...