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Seeds of wonder

When I was a kid my mom tells me I used to stare up at the trees for hours. At the risk of dating myself, this was back in the day when you could leave your kid outside alone in a playpen without worry. Or at least that’s what my mother did. Whatever.
Anyway, strangely enough I have memories of the wonder I felt daydreaming into the trees in our yard. Sometimes I would even imagine that the sky was the ground and that somehow the world had turned upside down.

Off the wagon

So I have fallen off the proverbial wagon. That is the wagon filled with creative inspiration that keeps the ideas and words flowing and fill this blog.

Sidewalk Sales

A major motivator for me to travel is to learn – learn about a new culture, customs, politics, history and if it is an especially challenging environment, then learn about myself too. Imagine that what people live daily contributes significantly to who they are, and that what they believe could be quite, if not completely foreign, to many of us unless we either read about it and/or visit. 
Having said that, I have a particular interest in developing countries - probably because they are different in so many fundamental ways to life in Toronto.Having been to South America only once before, my choice to go to Bolivia fit the bill nicely.

What I didn't buy in Bolivia

More often than not, when I travel I don’t take away anything bigger than something that can fit in my pocket. Usually this means a piece of jewelry, or a piece of dirt (Seriously. Well, more like a rock or some such artefact.)