Thursday: Weekend Plans and News


This has been a very interesting week, to be sure. The most anticipated book of the season was released on Tuesday. James Comey’s “A Higher Loyalty” Truth, Lies and Leadership.

I ordered a copy of this book, in March, after seeing it appear on the Indigo Website.

This week had been spent waiting on the mail, for many things. All the books I had on order arrived today, along with clothes I had purchased over the last two weeks.

Tomorrow I am taking an afternoon bus to Ottawa to visit my best friend for the weekend, and the 2.5 hour bus ride will be spent reading. There is nothing better than being able to get on a bus, and sink into a good book.

If you are political, in any way, then you would have spent good hours of time, in the last week watching James Comey being interviewed.

Being noble and honorable are words that have been spoken by people I have known in my life. Parents are supposed to be honorable and noble. Serving your country is noble and honorable. Dying for your country, in the pursuit of war, automatically makes one noble and honorable, because you made the ultimate sacrifice for your country.

There are very FEW Noble and Honorable men in the world.

If you had to choose between a President of the United States and a Public Servant, the Public Servant gets my vote on any day of the week. There is no doubt in my mind the nobility and honor that James Comey exhibits.

Read the Book …

The weather in Montreal has been shit for weeks now. It has been cold and miserable. Mother Nature does not know whether to make it snow, or make it rain. And we have not seen the sun, in as many days. Tonight, it was cold, and snow fell from the sky again this evening.

We have been told that by Saturday, temps will rise into double digits. It is sitting at 2 degrees on the positive side right now. By Saturday, they tell us it will be 18c, on the positive side, and as well, those positive temps will last through the end of the month of April.

Let Us Pray …

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Casey Neistat rocked a pair of tights from Dyno Tights the other day, on a run around New York City. I then went to Dyno and ordered a pair of my own. Those tights arrived in the post this afternoon, along with several books.

My Spring and Summer wardrobe is well appointed. With a couple more items on order tonight, I will be the best Athleisure model the rooms has ever seen.

I’m amid a read of Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. There is a noble and honorable man if I ever met one. If you’ve never read Marcus’s writing, you should.

There is a thread of what my friends have read, going around. Books come into our collective mental libraries, each on their own. Someone reads a book, and adds it to the collective conscience to be read by others.

One of my tools I use to reach and teach, is through books. When several people, in my circle is reading the same book, over time, as life goes by, one begins to see and realize just what moves my friends, in how they live, treat others, and share on any given day.

We’ve all read The Spirituality of Imperfection. We’ve also all read Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, The Big Book is also on that read list, Steps you see. Many of my guys are noble and honorable men. At least they all strive to be, each in their own ways.

I can see, in many of the books we have all read, pieces of each book, that exist in the actions and lives of my friends. That is a good thing.

I will be away from a few days. We don’t do TV in Ottawa. And we don’t spend time sitting in front of the lap top either.

More to come, Sunday or Monday.

ETSY makes TIGHTS !!!

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So I am a follower of Casey Neistat. But you know that already. Today he posted an Instagram photo of him with some DYNO TIGHTS from Etsy.

I asked his Instagram community for who made them, and I got a response just now, from DYNO TIGHTS

They have an Instagram Account located at: Dyno Tights

They make unisex tights for men and women into an active lifestyle.

Dope duds for climbers, yogis, and spandex enthusiasts. Visit our Etsy store for new designs released monthly!

Sebastian Stewart is your point man at Dyno. They release monthly.

I purchased the Neon Geometric Unisex Retro Tights. And they sell in CAD. Sweet !!!

The same tights Casey is wearing in the Instagram Photo Above.

Go, Shop on Etsy. You will NOT be disappointed.

Go Now Do Not Pass Go nor Collect $200.00 right now …

If Casey wears them, then WE should wear them too. Purchase from a great seller.

Etsy is new to me, I did not know they made them until Casey wore them on a run.


Indigo Books: On the Way


Casey Neistat – You Tube Channel

If you are up on You Tube and film makers, then you would be familiar with Mr. Casey Neistat. Why, you don’t know of him, then hustle right over to You Tube and subscribe, immediately. Do Not Pass Go, nor Collect $200.00

Casey is a Master Film Maker, with many credits in his career. And if Casey makes a recommendation, book, film, or otherwise, you know for sure, that whatever he has asked you to participate in, do it …

When it comes to social issues, feeding the poor, supporting a good cause, because we are part of the human fabric of community, Go, Follow, DO !!!

Not very often, because he is intensely busy traveling for talks or visiting far-flung places, or flying on REALLY BIG AIRPLANES, or just jumping OUT of them, or hanging out the side of a HELICOPTER in Los Angeles, or the South of France, Casey does take time to read.

One of his books he asked us to read was Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. He asked people to read the book, because Steven Spielberg was making The Movie, and he wanted us to appreciate the book, before the credits rolled on the film.

The day I went to the brick and mortar INDIGO here in the city to buy the book, the line at the cash, was OUT THE DOOR, with kids buying the book themselves. We had a Casey Neistat fan moment together.

I read the book TWICE. It was an awesome read. I passed that book on to my best friend in Ottawa to read, before we are set to see Ready Player One, later on this month, during our next visit together.


Another book Casey recommended was American Kingpin, The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind The Silk Road, by Nick Bilton. Casey said that the book was a PAGE TURNER. That if you made the time to read it, that we would not be disappointed. I finally got around to buying the book this evening.


Another book that I ordered was Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121–180) succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a.d. 161—and Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. With a profound understanding of human behavior, Marcus provides insights, wisdom, and practical guidance on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity to interacting with others. Consequently, the Meditations have become required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike, while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style. In Gregory Hays’s new translation—the first in a generation—Marcus’s thoughts speak with a new immediacy: never before have they been so directly and powerfully presented.

It is said, that during the wars in the Middle East, and wars, over time, commanders, and high-powered military men, with lives to guard and a war to execute, in whatever fashion that happened, many of them carried this book with them to read. It is also said that major luminaries and great leaders of the world also read Marcus Aurelius.

If you are a book lover and reader, as I am, any of the books I write about, come with high praise, because of how well they were written, and what awards some of them garnered because of the author’s finest craft in writing.