peace by piece

Just your average kid from Nova Scotia who fell into hiphop, then quit hiphop and started a program for forgiving hiphop.

Climbed the CN Tower this morning… My time was 19:46. My goal was under 18 minutes, so I guess that’ll be for the 12th climb. Thanks to all who donated and supported.

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best

best

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

I’m doing my 11th CN Tower Climb for charity at 6am tomorrow. Yiippeeee!!!!

My homegirl (and kindred spirit) Nikki sent me this today. Her 11 year old nephew wrote it on bullying, as he was a victim himself.
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BULLYING- DYLAN TAYLOR

There was this guy in my school and guess what he does… oh wait… I don’t want to offend anyone, because that would be rude. Some people in the world are mean to other people. Actually, most people are mean to other people. They call them names and make fun of they’re shapes, sizes and colour of skin. This is called, BULLYING.
 
As a child, because I’m now old and wise of course, I too, was bullied. This one time I was trying to go to the washroom, and this HUGE guy, came into the bathroom and JUMPED ME. He grabbed my ridiculously long hair, and shoved my head, RIGHT IN THE TOILET. That folks is called a swirly.  You should probably, avoid these at all costs, because not only do they suck but you end up smelling like toilet for the rest of the day! Guys, smelling like toilet? – not a big winner with the ladies.
 
Okay so then this other time, I was walking across the playground – holy Murphy, it’s a warzone, like actually. Well there were these kids, playing redrover and I was  all like, hey guys, can I play? Want to know what their answer was? GO AWAY CRACKER BOY! What on earth, is a CRACKER BOY? Does that mean I look like a cracker? DO I LOOK LIKE A CRACKER? I mean, I know I’m a little square but what does that have to do with CRACKERS? Then it clicked… Most of those dudes were black… They were calling me PASTY! That folks, is called RACISM which is SO NOT COOL. So naturally, I turned around and yelled, FINE! AND YOU CAN GO TELL THAT, HOMEBOY! Which, by the way, Antoine Dodson totally copied.
 
                Finally, I came in from recess and standing in the doorway was… HE WHO WILL NOT BE NAMED. The school bully. You see, he was a pretty big kid and I’m not talking “tall”, I mean… big… I secretly felt bad for him, because I figured he got teased a lot about his size and that’s probably why he was soooo mean to everyone else. In a leap of faith, I walked up to… let’s call him Joe… So, I walked up to Joe, and said Hey Dude! Wanna go to the computer lab? He looked at me like I had just grown a second pair of arms! Some girls walked around the corner at that exact moment and started laughing at us, me the scrawny kid, because I was, back then – and the super huge bully… Joe then took that opportunity to push me into the door and walk away muttering “jerk” as he went along. That folks, is a variation of PEER PRESSURE. Like, what the heck?
 
                So, to conclude this awesome speech. Bullying is BAD. It pretty much screwed up my juvenile life, like legit. So, I’m telling all of you, DON’T BULLY PEOPLE. Or the anti-bullying ninjas will find you. And you, yes you, and you and you, will NEVER, EVER, EVER, even THINK about bullying again.

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

5am, up and overlooking the city. I find so much energy in the quiet of these moments.

I love this verse because it basically re-enforces what we already know: “hurt people hurt people”.

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I gave up drinking for a bit. But today we’re celebrating a new job, the loss of dead weight and a new chapter. Here’s to the bottoms that brought us up…. Bottoms up..

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I gave up drinking for a bit. But today we’re celebrating a new job, the loss of dead weight and a new chapter. Here’s to the bottoms that brought us up…. Bottoms up..

Volunteering with the elderly. Time of my life.

Volunteering with the elderly. Time of my life.

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

we like to call this one “6am”

we like to call this one “6am”