Me Not Working

Running, Really Fast Cars and Corporate Retreats

10K 20031117 race car ParaSun Retreat Whistler 2006

I run because its so darn efficient.

If you ever get a chance to go to the Russell Racing School - DO IT! Forbes magazine says its one of the 100 things to do before you die.

This is a typical corporate retreat (once the company is profitable of course.)

Fishing, Fishing and more Fishing (and a link to even more fishing)

Basil Peters and Fish Langara 1994 Tuna Guys

I have always enjoyed catching a really big fish.

More big fish on the dock at Langara Lodge.

A magical weekend where some buddies and I managed to find a school of tuna about 50 miles off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Really Old Money

I have always been fascinated, and a little troubled, by the concept of paper money, or fiat currency. If I think about it too long it makes my head hurt and I have an urge to sell all of my tech stocks and buy gold. One of my passions is studying really old money and the history of fiat currency. These coins are greek and roman money from before 0 B.C. The coin on the right is an example of the worlds first fiat currency. It was issued in Athens about 330 BC to finance the war with Sparta. It looks like silver but it has a copper core.

Nero Aurius Obverse Cleopatra Tetra Reverse

This coin was found under the lava in Pompeii its a Nero Aurius.

This is one of the best true portraits of Cleopatra in existence.

This is one of the best examples in the world of the first real money or fiat currency. It's not solid silver.