Thursday, August 26, 2010

Freedom Song Part 2: The road to China!

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Here's the email I sent to my friends and family.

A little over four years ago, I wrote the first "Freedom Song" just prior to my escape from America and my move to Saipan. (If you weren't on my friend's list then, you can read it at

My move to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, in 2006 ranks in the top 3 best decisions I've made in my life! I've never been happier with the climate, the culture, and the cuties! I've met many great people, wrote several books, started a tourism business, and felt that I was contributing through my weekly column in the Saipan Tribune, which is now in its 220th consecutive week.

One of my proudest moments was receiving an official CNMI Senate Resolution No. 15-54
in recognition of my contributions to Saipan, its residents and economy.

Ah, but it seems it's that time again.

As I said during the original Freedom Song, "
Ever since leaving corporate America in the fall of 1995,
I've been executing a plan to create the lifestyle of a modern, minimalist,
nomadic, passionpreneur based on a passive-residual income stream!"
In other words, I want to be able to see the world and not have to worry about getting a job in the places I decide to reside.

Well, the nomad part is acting up again.
So, with that said, I offer you, on Sept 22, 2010:

(drum roll, please....)


My Freedom Song continues
with a new exciting verse
A life afar has beckoned
and I want to tell you first!

This nomad's bell again has tolled
I answer and take wing
I've set my sights on China!
and the city of Beijing

The ticket's bought, the visa's done
I've got a place to rest
I've minimized and digitized
reduced all I possessed

They ask, "What will you do there?"
and, "What put you on this course?"
"A man named Lucas," I reply*
"Just going to the source!"

I've learned the basic language
and I've made a friend or two
Just waiting for the date now
and the day I bid adieu

So, wish me well and please stay tuned
Me? Nervous? Nope. Well, kinda...
but you know me, I'll prosper
in my brand new life in China!
(thought I wouldn't find a rhyme for China, didn't you?)


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