I wrote a book!!

Written in Stone - Curling Book

This sweet piece of literature is almost ready to print. I’m super excited for everybody to read it.┬áIt should be out in October, or early November at the latest. Stay tuned.


Oosterdam – Sydney to Vancouver – Spring 2015



We spent much of April and May travelling from Sydney, Australia to Vancouver, BC by way of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, American Samoa, and Hawaii. It was a wonderful time and we saw lots of beautiful places; many of which we’ll likely never make it back to, and some to which, we’d love to return.

We were aboard the MS Oosterdam, a Holland America ship. The service, food, etc. were all exceptional. The only downside was that the population was quite a bit older than the crowd we usually hang out with.

Other than that, it was a fantastic trip… here are some pictures in no particular order.



What are your goals?

The first step in accomplishing something is actually figuring out what you’re trying to do. When was the last time you stopped to figure out exactly where you’re headed, how to get there, and if you’re actually on the right track?

Take a minute to think about it… start writing some stuff down!

gos curling

From two months ago…

This is from a post I created a couple months ago. It has inspired many of my friends to make changes in our lives. Two months ago, I wouldn’t have believed that I’d be excited to go to the gym everyday…

Funny though… decisions make destiny.



Winter is finally over. And somehow, unlike our friends, the bears… I’ve gained winter weight instead of burning off my hibernation fat coat in my sleep. There are many reasons for this (poor diet choices, lack of activity, lots of travel, etc.) but none of that matters. The fact that matters is, I’m going to fix it.

I’ve said many times that the hardest part of doing anything is deciding to. Once the decision is made, the rest of the steps often come pretty naturally. Perhaps not easily, but naturally because what you’re doing is no longer and option; it’s an expectation. You just have to mean it… That decision has to be a commitment.

I’m committing, and I’m setting a goal. And one way to be accountable to your goal (and avoid complacency) is to make it public, share your progress, and involve other people.

So this is a kind of experiment. Who wants to do this with me?

All you need is some goals and an email account. I don’t expect the goals to all be about fitness. Mine certainly won’t be. They can be about life, learning, growing, giving, cleaning, fixing… Or anything at all. Consider this a support group, a forum, and a kick in the pants, for getting yourself on track to do some things that you may have been putting off, found too difficult to stick with, or just always wanted to do, but lacked inspiration or motivation.

I’m going to set five goals… I’ll share them soon. And give myself four weeks to accomplish/meet them.

After that, I’m gonna do it again. Who’s in?

Rules and regulations to follow, although there are no prizes, other than potential self-betterment, increased confidence, overall happiness, and a sense of accomplishment.


Another first post

For the fourth or fifth time in as many years, I’m relaunching left-button.com. This will be a repository of my brain dumps regarding curling, motivation, goal-setting, technology, competition, sports, music, film, and whatever else happens to strike my fancy. I hope you enjoy…

Basically, the point of all this is that you enjoy life, explore your passions, and never stop learning. You only get one crack at living, so try to make the most of it!