"Waste no time arguing what a good person shall be, be one"
Marcus Aurelius knew it, and now we know it. We've taken a page
out of 'ol Markus' book and are wasting no time getting this tour
on the road: yes party people, the 2002 Extreme Kindness Tour is
more than just a rumor!
We're cutting loose in August, and aim to be in St. John's Newfoundland
by mid-November. We'll be scrubbing, hugging, cleaning, smiling
and motorhome-ing our way across the country with the aim of inspiration,
motivation , stimulation, kind-to-the-nation … Ah, finally…
We get to leave. All we need is a motor-home, gasoline for three
months, food for the same (and, boy, can that Erik kid ever eat!),
parkas for a Newfoundland winter, chains for the tires, bug repellent,
emergency flares, life-rafts… a long, you understand, and
endless list. But, nevertheless, we are leaving, come hell or high
water, rain/shine, sleet/snow, oh yes, we certainly are. Pretty
sick and tired of sitting before this computer screen.
The story so far: Val, babying his brand-spankin lap-top (mine,
it's mine; you keep those grubby mitts away, I tell ya) clipping
cutting video pics; Chris, bug-eyed and sketching - too much time
before the computer screen, kid, gotta get outside; Brad, catching
up on the latest adventures of Asterix and Obelix - get to work,
lazy boy; and Erik? Ah, Erik… Downstairs, flat as a board
- he threw his back, no joke, on a sneeze. The saga continues…
We say farewell with a challenge: hot weather, we've got in abundance
(at least here in Victoria), slurpee time, it most certainly is,
so get out there, drop a few bucks, and find mister Perfect Stranger…
the treat, Chris says, is on you.