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The Untold Tale of Gamling The Old

By | 2019-04-12T17:49:26+00:00 April 8th, 2016|POI|

We had the pleasure of meeting Bruce Hopkins at a Lord of the Rings event last year.  He is a warm, down to earth man who is very generous with his time and chatted with us throughout the evening. Middle Earth wine was flowing so we're not too sure how it happened, but we ended [...]

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I am the Love Child of Princess Leia

By | 2017-02-16T00:01:58+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Buff Yourself, Celeb Encounters, OMFG You Guys!|

We went to the Vancouver Fan Expo specifically to meet my idol Carrie Fisher. I was a very lonely, awkward preteen and spent most of my free time lying in bed daydreaming about having adventures in a galaxy far, far away with my mom, Princess Leia. I had rehearsed for over two decades telling her [...]

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An Ode to October

By | 2016-10-28T17:19:08+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Buff Yourself, Looking For Group|

I wrote this last year after years of struggling with the October blues.  This year the effects of the looming darkness has on me have lessened, but I know the potential for inner upheaval is there.  Be well my friends and take it easy on yourselves for the next couple months.  The sun will return! I awake [...]

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Don’t Pole Vault Over Mouse Turds.

By | 2016-09-14T20:44:11+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Wednesday Wisdom|

"The truth has legs; It always stands. When everything else in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth.  Since that's where you're gonna end up anyway, you might as well just start there." -Rayya Elias _____________________________ Don’t pole vault over mouse turds. Just pick [...]

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The Present

By | 2016-09-13T19:54:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Pleasantries|

"When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it." - Eckhart Tolle ~The Power of Now. An eccentric Polish hippy in Maui once asked what 'truth' meant to me. Because, I'm hoity–toity and seemed to believe I majored in Philosophy, I said love. "Love eh?" [...]

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Be Weird Wonderful Crazy You!

By | 2016-12-27T18:46:04+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Looking For Group|

You may think that no one else thinks the same weird thoughts as you do, gets joy from the same silly things or feels the same emotional and physical pain. Maybe in the past you have shared your fears, thoughts and pains with friends and maybe you were ostracized and made to feel stupid. These irresponsible [...]

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Shine On!

By | 2016-08-03T16:47:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Buff Yourself, Nerdy Wisdom, Wednesday Wisdom|

It's not easy to remain positive. It's a very conscious mindful effort.  One momentary unguarded thought can trigger a multitude of others and before you know it you are knee deep in the manure pit of your mind.  And this can happen before you even get out of bed in the morning.  The idea behind [...]

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Origin Story of Buff Beads.

By | 2016-09-06T20:32:01+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Buff Yourself|

In June of 2014  I created Buff Beads. It was after a late night of drinking and dancing in the city. I awoke feeling gross, anxious and foggy. Through breakfast and while walking around Vancouver, my mind was a hustle of thoughts and words, creating a slow panic in my body. I went through [...]

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We Are All Here.

By | 2016-07-26T22:38:57+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Feel Good Friday|

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero [...]

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Monday Motivation

By | 2016-07-04T14:38:34+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Monday Motivation|

Don't ever deny yourself the opportunity to feel love. Don't apologize for passion. If more people allowed themselves to unabashedly love the things they like, the world would be a different place.

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An Ode to Pi

By | 2018-02-05T17:40:25+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|POI|

Pi is an infinite, non-repeating decimal — meaning that every possible number combination exists somewhere in pi. Converted into ASCII text [computer representation], somewhere in that infinite string of digits is the name of every person you will ever love; the date, time and manner of your death; and the answers to all the great [...]

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Party Like an Ancient

By | 2016-06-20T16:57:09+00:00 June 20th, 2016|POI|

This year Summer Solstice has a special guest.  A full moon.  Known in June as a "strawberry moon." The last strawberry moon was seen in 1967.  So, tonight as the superstitions go, pagans will be out dancing around henges naked, crazies will be out making  more crazy and werewolves will be eating them all. Or...not. The [...]

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Feel Good Friday

By | 2016-06-18T01:04:32+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Feel Good Friday|

You guys!  Nothing brings us more joy that seeing other's joy!  Seeing people doing what they have always wanted to do, embracing their passions and overcoming their fears.  It is moving and intoxicating.  We all deserve a fulfilling life and seeing others go out and get theirs is motivating. So, have a fabulous weekend my [...]

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The Grace of an Elf

By | 2016-06-29T18:00:29+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Nerdy Wisdom|

The doom of the elves is to be immortal, to love the beauty of the world, to bring it to full flower with their gifts of delicacy and perfection, to last while it lasts, never leaving it even when ‘slain’, but returning – and yet, when the Followers come, to teach them, and make [...]

Week in Geek 6/4/2016

By | 2016-06-04T17:14:29+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Week in Geek|

Week in Geek 6/4/16 Elon Musk has us debating whether we live in a computer simulation or not. If the chances are only one in billions that we do not then how much of our history is real? Are our memories programmed? Is this real? The Sims 4 dropped all restrictions on gender customization in [...]

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A Brother’s Course of Action: A Faramir Tale

By | 2016-06-01T18:44:49+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Nerdy Wisdom|

When the Way is forgotten, duty and justice appear; When knowledge and wisdom arise, hypocrisy is born. When there is strife within a family, brotherly love is spoken of. When a country falls into chaos, leaders talk of patriotism. Tao Te Ching Chapter 18 A Brother’s Course of Action: A Faramir Tale March 7, 3019, [...]

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Week in Geek 5/28/2016

By | 2016-06-04T17:15:17+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Week in Geek|

Week in Geek for 5/28/16 X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters this week.  With the addition of another classic villain from the comic books this next entry in the franchise looks to continue it's appeal to fans and box office success.  Bringing in over $8 million on early Thursday night screenings and $26.4 million on Friday, [...]

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Feel Good Friday

By | 2016-05-27T14:05:42+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Pleasantries|

Give yourself a Joy buff  this morning. Joy is a contagion and will pass on to all you come across. Here is a collection of things that made us feel good. This army of ducks and the people who loved it so much.  This Facebook Page: This dreaming Pug: This Google search suggestions: This [...]

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