If You Could Afford a Rivian R1T Would You Buy It?

Do you think you can actually “afford” a Rivian R1T (MSRP ~$90,000.00 CAD) and if you believe you can, would you actually purchase one? Its a feature packed truck or SUV with hidden compartments, an RV 240V plug-in that adapts for overnight power charging at campgrounds Its a pretty sweet looking truck, here’s a side…

A New Day Has Risen

Yesterday, I felt the world resting on my shoulders and was unable to shake the feeling of melancholy, depression and the inactivity of life surrounding myself. Yesterday, I said goodbye to the closest person I know and walked out the front door with nothing in my pockets, no identification and with a plan unlike any…

The Precipice and a Gesture on Easter

For days now I’ve been reflecting across decisions made throughout my adult life analyzing and wondering how each of those choices lead to a plethora of monotonous structures to climb up, down and around. How each decision made an impact on one life after another. A few years back I made a decision to start…

A FREE Ride on the Delta Express Tram

After polishing off the two 500-gram bins of food and washing it down with a cool litre of water from the Yeti tumbler it was time to get back on my feet and figure out how-to get onto the Delta Express Train running back and forth across the ceiling tiles. Wandering a bit further down…

Laying Over in Detroit Rock City

It sounds waaaaay better than it actually was. Our CJ200 airplane took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario Canada shortly after 7:45am eastern standard time (EST) and came to a rolling holt at one of the many gates along Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, in Detroit, Michigan USA. The time reported by Co-pilot…

How Do You Make Money Blogging?

This is the BIG question isn’t it. How will we make money blogging? Can our blog idea become BIG enough enough where it begins earning a bit of coin? Is there anything we can proactively do to ensure our blog is growing, bring in traffic, and organic views? All of these questions have been pondered…

It’s Officially Official Day; DNA is Alive!

Hello Friends of the Internet, Today we are proud to announce on Canadian Family Day we ripped off the bandaid here at jacksoncrabb.wordpress.com by purchasing a NEW flashy domain name… Distracted in Alberta James and myself (Aaron) have been working on getting our proverbial stuff together over the past couple of years to bring Distracted…

Driving Into the Unknown; Viewing Property in Northeast Edmonton

Sitting back in the oversized micro-leather black chair it facing our back patio door and a wide bay window overlooking the sparse trees along the fence. My face twisting into and out of perplexing contours and configurations when my wife interrupted my thoughts with, “hey what has you perplexed this morning?” This unexpected interruption pulling…

An American Thanksgiving; What Would it Take to Cross Borders?

Everyone knows that COVID-19 has changed the world’s landscape dramatically and when Canada and the United States finally agreed to begin letting travellers back across their boarders many people in Canada felt relieved. A part of “normalcy” was about to return. A few weeks after the initial boarder opening for fully vaccinated travellers to come…

Tires; When Should You Change Them Out?

Realistically FrankenTaco will not require a new set of “shoes” until 2023 or later as long as they do not get a pesky puncture or run amok in the dirty potholes of life. From regular wear and tear, I’m told I should get around 120,000 to 150,000 kilometres on the current set of Yokohama Country…

A Collaborative Morning

September 2, 2002 Entry #22 Her body yawns as she lays closer to me heart. She whispers with her deep sighs telling me she’s alright. Her eyes sparkle full of life as today we’ve yet to leave the bedroom. Me brains rack for words to express how I am feeling yet nothing spills from my…

Its Times Like These When You Need…

MINTIES! I found comfort in these little white mints when I first arrived in Brisbane, Queensland Australia they were potent and filled with just enough mint to be considered a breathe mint. In the back of my mind I continued to wonder about the decision to depart my home country? The pace of Australia was…

Air Pacific; A Young Man’s Travels, Desires & Journeys

Entry # Five on this 2nd day of July in the year of 2002 Move and I shall speak to you. Run and I will share your joy. Excite and I will not disappoint. Ask and I may never comeback. Love… Love has reopened a longing inside my soul, holding back are these tears of…

Customer Service; Is It a Fine Art in Your Community ?

Three hours ago I was standing in line at the local Safeway grocery store listening to the conversation between Chelsea the cashier lady and Andrew the guy two people in front of me in line. He stood with an unbuttoned denim jacket with white fur clinging to the lapels which strangely matched his long stringy…

Discovering Yesteryear; Stories of a Young Man’s Travels

Waaaaaaay back in the echelons of history there was a young man with an exuberance for photography. This exuberance drove him to attend a private art college and eventually after twenty-four months of an aggressive and usually a gruesome list of assignments he passed with a degree. Whilst he was in his final semester of…

Summer Sketches Along Eighty-Second Avenue

Sitting on a park bench along Whyte Avenue sipping on a takeout coffee just watching people on a Saturday afternoon with not much to do. Beside my feet lay my knapsack with the DJI drone, all three-spare batteries and a novel by Louise Penny. This weekend the wife was training others how to be better…

Breakfast and Conversations About An Ugly Brown Suitcase

 He smiled, picking up the ugly brown suitcase and strolled away down the hallway his back shifting from side to side. Herbert and I, had just been talking about the evolution of automobiles and how in the “old country” only the wealthiest people in his village owned them. He was enlightening me of the eras…

A Laundry List of Towns We’ve Called “Home”?

It must have been two or three nights ago, I was driving the Tacoma home after work and I started humming along to this hip hop country song or was it a cover by a hip hop artist singing a country song.? When I finally realized it was a remix of a country beat with…

One a day, to Keep the Cold Sores Away!

Pulling a stark blue coffee mug out of the far left cupboard as the water below began to boil inside the kettle. Reaching into the next cupboard withdrawing a packet of Twinning’s Earl Grey tea, I tore off the top and dropped it into the awaiting mug. As the kettle finished percolating I picked up…

The Man from Argentina and His Ugly Brown Suitcase

It was late in the evening on a Wednesday night when I had just entered back into the men’s locker room after working out with my training partner Mel. As I entered into the room I nearly collided with a man carrying an ugly brown suitcase. His “excuse me“, was ladened with thick syllables and…

How to Complete Eighty Drafts in Eighty Days

This is the most INSANE thing we have ever said to date in a blog post… there is literally EIGHTY DRAFT POSTS started all of them in various stages of completion. Some are just notes or a small list of words, or a topic which one of us was thinking about and popped a note…

Where Do You “Fit” In?

For the last ten-years I have been hearing about a topic which I never really considered until recently. It is the discussion about fitting life or activities outside of work and balancing those activities with the time commitments of work. Some people refer to this as “work/life balance” and others refer to it as “work-life…

Revelry and Rainstorms

Crisp water drips onto the eavestrough as the water continues dripping down the back wall of our condo building. Its accumulation on the window screen drips onto the awaiting window sill below. The drapes catch hold of cool wisps of penetrating air fluttering the monochromatic Ikea clothes into the stale air around us. The drizzling…