A year of sunsets from my special place one each month. See how the sunset moves north in summer south in winter.
Im ready for deployment to help in Europe with Red Cross. Likely staging in Romania. International Aid and Emergency Response Technician. There are 500, 000 refugees and many injured that need help. Very excited, packed and ready, using all my previous firefighting skills. Frustrating just looking at turmoil pictures, and not being in them helping. Now I will have followed my inspirational Fathers footsteps in all three of his major life events: Engineer/Firefighter/Paramedic and Red Cross in war. Love you Dad (Rudy Sr.) !
Catch if you can, free meals on wheels this spring for seniors in Kitsilano. Never carried this much food but, I ride like the wind and never deliver a cold meal, or its on me! Maybe give a quick hug or story if they are lonely. Get exercise and help a good cause at the same time, no gym membership ever needed for me!
I sat under this magical tree a lot in beautiful Jericho Park on the ocean, when the Doctors thought I might die 20 years ago after fighting a fire. I lived .... a lot. I pictured the trunk as big tough knots in life that eventually found their way into long beautiful branches. The knots are like faces if you look close. So if you are reading this likely your face is in these knots. Because, I have sat here with a few people that had big tough knots in their lives with relationships, lovers, illness etc. I listened, meditated and held them when they cried. I miss them.They eventually branched out beautifully. Some still find knots in their lives so I hope they sit here. The tree will find you if you look for it.
Teaching my best friend on the entire earth to cycle. He loved it so much he said go go to end of the world.
He makes friends and has a beer with the amazing art he creates from driftwood he finds on the beaches ! He dislikes they want to log old growth at Fairey Creek. They forest parts usually just sit still and listen to him, but he gets a lot off his chest talking .
My yearly summertime Ironman training pond. Would be good training for the Norseman Ironman as water is 57 F. 12 C in Norway for that swim. Cycling elevation gain 5000 m. Hope to qualify.
A remarkable photograph showing workers constructing 4th Avenue in 1909 with picks and shovels in Vancouver. The streetcar tracks that would soon be put in. back breaking work this was. This before and after shot was taken near where Waterloo Street and bike route would later cross it.
This is Andrew at my local coffee shop. He is a front line worker as far as Im concerned. I usually give him a tip as he is only 15 and makes little money. Today I gave him a generous Christmas bonus. His smile was so big he took his mask off to show me and his braces almost locked up.
Happy New Year to workers like Andrew. Please help them out!
This is John Unger and his dog Schoep. This photo captured him floating his dog to sleep in Lake Superior where they used to swim. Unfortunately the dog developed cancer and severe arthritis, and had only weeks to live. John responded by taking him to Lake Superior every night to ease the pain in his final days. Unconditional love to the end
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
A Cycle Around the World For Cancer Charity