Monday, March 6, 2017

5 Billion To Join The Internet By 2020

Q: By the year 2020 three to 5 billion people will do this for the time. What is it?
A: Use the internet to surf, buy, sell and explore.
With 1.8 Billion on now the additional 5 will bring almost everyone on earth online.
This influx called the Rising Billion are projected to bring Tens of Trillions of $ Dollars to the world economy.
Author Peter Diamandis via Huffington Post
Full Article Here

Inset Image Peter Diamandis
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Happy Oreo Day

Today is Oreo cookie day.

National Biscuit Company, came up with the idea for a cookie that was two chocolate discs with creme in the centre in 1912. The first use of the term “Oreo” to describe their creation was on March 6, 1912. That’s why March 6 is National Oreo Cookie Day, although the trademark filing was on March 12 and was not accepted until 1913.
The most recent renewal of the trademark was 2013
"As Time Magazine notes, the origin of the word “oreo” is still a mystery. Some thought it might come from the French word “or” for gold, since the original packaging featured gold coloring. Others suggested that it comes from the Greek word for mountain, since the original test version had a hill shape that’s very different from what we know today."
So do you split it in two and eat the centre first, dip it in milk or just eat it whole?  Happy Oreo Day.
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Prince Purple Pants and the Flower Princess

                                         Prince Purple Pants and the Flower Princess
                                                   Written by Dave Creelman
                                                        Illustrations to come
                                                        Audio book to come
                                                            E-book to come
                   Dedicated to Chloe, Cameron, Catherine and all of the flower princesses.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or
transmitted in any form, by any means, including mechanical, electronic, photocopying, recording,
or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the publisher.
                                                Published by David C Creelman
                                           Edited by Anik See,
                                             Words ©2010 Dave Creelman
                                                       ISBN 0-9866985

The princess sat alone in her dark grey room high atop the
Castle of Everdull. Day after day she wished she could go and
see something different, something more exciting than dark grey
all the time. Her walls were bare and lit by candles but even the
candles were unexcited about the light they gave. All they did
was light up the dullness of the grey rooms.
In them, the princess dreamt of a beautiful valley full of flowers of
every colour.

One day she was walking around the dull grey castle
thinking that there must be more to this world than the blah and
blah and grey and dark. Just then she saw something out of

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Red Sea, Pirates, and more.


25-foot seas, 30-mph winds and we are out of cooking fuel. What was I doing, here in the middle of the Arabian Sea with three strangers, being chased by pirates?

Living on the edge and living a dream.

For me, the camel’s back broke in December 1999. No more office job! I quit my job and got on the Internet. I found someone who needed crew for the next leg of his trip from Muscat, Oman to the Mediterranean. Oman is on the Southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. After travelling 21 hours, making two connections including a strange, 15-minute stop in Saudi Arabia, I really hoped that there was a boat at the end of the flight.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Day A Dingo Stole My What?


It was Feb 6, 1991.  I was well into my around the world backpacking trip.  I had just come from a long stop in Byron Bay, one of the highlights of my whole trip (they are all highlights). Having seen most of Australia by this point, it was time to check out the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island.

courtesy Google Images/Wikipedia

I arrived in Hervey Bay at 6pm and immediately made new friends about to embark on an adventure to Fraser Island the next day.

Our international group was made up of Alison (UK), Debbie (Can), Mark and Wayne (UK) and 2 Swedish girls named Maria and Urika.  We just called them Ingrid and Helga or “The Hurdy Gurdy Girls”. (as in The Swedish Chef and not Donovan).
 We provisioned with steak, veggies, spaghetti and 5 crates of beer for two nights.  Just the essentials really.
We picked up our Toyota 4x4  outfitted with all the camping gear and food we would need for a couple of days along with tide charts.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Day I Almost Met The Next President Of The U.S

Between 2002 and 2007 I was a sales rep for Eon Decking, an alternative decking product.  My territory was much of the United States and I was on a plane every other week for 5 years.  It was a great experience and full of memorable moments.
Normally I would touch down and work in one particular area and fly home from there.  One week I had to go from the Northeast over to Illinois to check on some new customers.
It was a regional flight and had me go from DC to Chicago.
It was not a full flight at all and when I got to the baggage claim, there were only about 10 people in the area. Eventually it was just me and a family of four waiting.
There was some delay in getting our bags and that was when I noticed a striking figure with his back to me reading a paper.