Stuck in the Middle of the #covid_19 Pandemic

In the midst of the covid-19 Pandemic I found myself in Minca, Colombia just as the country closed it’s borders and went into lockdown. It has now been more than 3 months since then. I have mostly lived my life online since I can’t leave or go anywhere in town. The world before I left …

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A problem of antisocialism

My current problem is I’m just not social, there are so few of us but I just keep to myself but that’s how I have always been. I go down the Internet rabbit hole and don’t stick my head out of it until I have to. I just shutdown for the most part. It’s always …

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A traveler amid the Pandemic and nowhere to go

When the spectre of the COVID-19 pandemic hit I was in Colombia and had to either get back to Canada or get ready to stay put. I had about a week but the flights were too expensive and the pandemic was less here than back home. Since the quarantine began I’ve been in Minca and …

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My conflict with Religion vs how I see Faith

In the modern world I tend to see religion as a means of control for people. It is a lot more than that, it is a way people come together, creates common beliefs between people but I differentiate individual belief and faith from organized religion of any kind. I can’t say I’ve ever been religious, …

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What I Frustrates me in Modern Stories in trying to find the One Story I need to Tell

Culture can often be reflected in the stories we tell, the heroes we create and the situations we put them through. If that is the case, I have come to feel that in the stories told within the Hollywood system hit the same beats with such consistency they warp our view of stories as a …

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My Long Walk and my long Write

As I sit here in Minca, Colombia I sit here on the backs of giants, of every trekker, of every climber, of everyone who has ever walked, who has ever crawled. I just sat and watched Meru, a documentary film about their climb up the Shark’s Fin. I am not a climber, I am human, …

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Fear of Flying except now its because of #COVID_19 and the risks #flying has on all of us

Prior to 2020 the projections for the growth in air traffic globally projected by Statista was 4.1% which represented a slight decline from 2019’s 4.2% projection. As the reality of the pandemic hit country after country air traffic has been cut by nearly half according to The Guardian’s an analysis of the data from Flightradar24 …

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Using the #coronavirus #lockdown to focus on the Story

The world has seen better days, for the first time since the 1918 Spanish Flu we are facing a global pandemic. Given how connected are world is, the risks as we many peoples around the world are living in close proximity to the natural world it was only a matter of time. The world has …

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All it took as a Virus to Break the World #COVID_19 #coronavirus

There have been many outbreaks across history but all of them have occurred in the far reaches of history well away from the modern day. In late December 2019 that changed as a coronavirus sprung up in Wuhan, China and began took hold of a new host for it to spread into, the human race. …

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As a Traveler should I go back to Canada or Not? #coronavirus #pandemic

Sitting here in Minca when the government has all but shut down the country makes you understand how much things have changed and also how life still has to go on if differently than it did before. Any place where you could have congregated has now been shutdown. In the region, all national parks have …

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