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    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    Makin Ripples...

    Got 2 articles in #1 newspaper, big article in #1 magazine and on the #1 talk show. Between all these media sources I'll hit about 75% of the entire population with the stories of how it felt when someone was dishonest with me. If a few folks get inspired to live a more honest life then all this was worth it.

    bike parts are here, few more goodies coming. will be rollin soon to Malawi!

    binks :)

    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    I've had about a week of feeling cold and bitter after some tough run-ins with a string of dishonest riders and locals, but I'm finally back on my feet and feeling better.

    I learned a few things...

    1) TOLERANCE: this is what I claim to practice on my expedition. But I was not being tolerant of the fact that there are varying levels of integrity that people value in this world. I was not being tolerant of lower values of integrity and this has caused my own suffering. By just tolerating the differences of values, I stop feeling frustrated and celebrate the differences.

    2) KEEP DIGGING: Sometimes there is a diamond of a person just behind some dirty, immature rocks. If I stop digging, I miss out on a chance to find a real gem. So I kept digging, and am now loving life with amazing, soulful friends here in Lusaka. There are great people in all countries, but sometimes we may run into a few "immature apples" and need to keep picking till we find the ripe ones :)

    Off to film and record an AMAZING musician Patricia Phillippe at a live sunset show. Life is good!


    Monday, March 12, 2007

    I'm in Lusaka, Zambia now licking my wounds a bit from a tough few countries in Zimbabwe and now Zambia. I so want to believe that people are honest, genuine and pure at the deepest level and that I can be a catalyst to allow people to express this true nature. But I've met about a dozen people whose values are just so wrecked with dishonesty and lack of integrity I have to admit I'm having to dig deep to keep this conviction...

    Add this to my busted and bruised bike in need of major repairs before carrying on to Malawi and you have a pretty frustrated Peace Pedaler...but this too will pass :)

    On the bright side, I have a week to kill in Lusaka with high speed Internet courtesy of Holiday Inn so I plan to get this blog thing going and see how it goes. Also going to get caught up on the newsletters and record some local musicians.