SmartAss Buddha Book
Release Fall 2016
My third book, SmartAss Buddha – Get Inspired and Pass it On is about finding one’s inspiration and retaining that inspiration. SmartAss Buddha shows you how to instill your own systems for inspiration and make easy for readers to stay Spiritually Aroused.I put my heart and soul into this project for five years and I have poured all of my heart, soul, research and experiences into the text. Through numerous rewrites and edits the book and project will be released in the Spring of 2017
Guatemala Writing Retreat
Ted always wanted to write a book in a warm faraway place and headed for Guatemala. His inspirational writing location was a wonderful spot called Luna Azul, in San Pedro. The area is surrounded by coffee plants, mango trees and had stunning views of Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes that tower above it. Ted survived on fresh fruit and vegetable juice and the most amazing lattes he has ever tasted. Between the power outages, earthquakes and sloth like internet he created SmartAss Buddha.
Have a look through the photos and the video to learn more about San Pedro in Guatemala.
Cycle to Los Angeles
August – September 2010
It had been a while since I had been on a ridiculously long bike ride, so I cycled from Summerland, Canada to Los Angeles, CA. The six-week bike ride took me through southern British Columbia, central Washington and then down the coast of Oregon and California. This eighteen hundred mile adventure was nothing more than a test to see if I had any bike mojo left. So yes it is true, I still have some pedaling left in me.
I have had numerous photo assignments from a Donut Shop in Maine, to a Seafood restaurant in Florida, Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles, Beer and Wings in Washington to a Vegan restaurant in Guatemala.
I gave multiple presentations across Western Canada on How to Have More Fun in Life. Through stories, pictures and videos I had audiences laughing and rethinking the direction of their life.I found speaking in the Corporate World extremely stressful and never really found great joy in the process. I guess when my goal is to get everybody to quit their job, let's say my speeches were not a good corporate fit
I was hired by a few different race organizations to be the Master of Ceremonies and voice at the finish line.
Sea2Summit Racing Series
Two day adventures races in Whistler BC, Mont Blanc Quebec, Blue Mountain Resort Ontario, and Copper Mountain, Colorado.
24 Hours of Adrenaline
A twenty-four hour mountain bike series that took place in Whistler, BC, Canmore, AB, and Laguna Beach, CA
Five Peaks Race Series
A 10K off road run that was hosted at Cypress Mountain, Seymour Mountain, Grouse Mountain, Whistler Mountain, Maple Ridge BC
Ted has been the Master of Ceremonies for dozens of marathons, triathlons, 10 k races, charity races, charity auctions and special events
Gramma Knows the F Word
Editor: Carolyn Bateman
2002 - Current
Grandma knows the F word is a how to book on how to find more fun as an adult. It is a simple concept that anybody can get their head around if they are interested in having more fun in life.
There were multiple media hits in television, print and radio in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, including two national talk shows; The Vicki Gabereau Show and The Mike Bullard Show.
“Written with the style and authenticity of a self-help guide, this book really flies in the face of the genre. Ted does it beautifully with simple yet accurate descriptions of what does and doesn't add up to fun. Through cartoons and wise words, Ted provides a dot-to-dot (paint-by-numbers) on how to get some serious fun back into your life. Try out a few and get rid of mind pooh - that's my mantra from now on.”
By Articulate Mouse - Amazon.com
“This book was so inspiring. I read it and I passed it on. I wish that it was required reading for every adult. There are so many people out there who are afraid to have fun because someone might laugh at them. That is sad. This book will remind you that it is okay to lighten up and do the things you want to do.”
Reader Girl – Amazon.com
“It is refreshing to read a book the urges you to have fun, be silly, be kind, and don't be so concerned with what you have but rather, who you are. The book is filled with fun-loving cartoons made by the author and thought-provoking captions and quotes. It's a book that will tweak your brain, making you think AND release endorphins because you'll be laughing so much. It's officially on my All Time Favourite Book List!”
Joanna the Diva – Amazon.com
“The quotes are great, the drawings hilarious and a writing style
that makes this an inspiring read for anyone!”
Cindi Lou, Mental Health Professional
“This book has the ability to make you think, make you laugh,
and produces a more positive outlook on life.”
Mike Caldwell, Synergy Training Systems, Ottawa, ON
I was hired to shoot amenities at numerous resorts throughout Canada, United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.I shot hundreds of thousands of images of hotel rooms, swimming pools, restaurants and local tourist attractions. Gig ended due to 9-11.
I was hired to help launch Vancouver Television and take it on the air. I was the host/producer of the live on location portion of the Morning Breakfast Show.
*Interviewing Leslie Nielsen
*Was blacklisted by the RCMP at the APEC conference for dancing on the press tables
*Left to carry the entire show while on remote location while studio was being evacuated by the fire department because of a fire alarm
Big Bike Tour #2
Sponsored by Powerbar, ASAMA bicycles and Ryder Sunglasses I set off on a four-country bike tour
of England, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. This six month, ten thousand kilometer bike tour was another challenge toughen up his butt and gave some wonderful unpredictable experiences.
*Unknowingly took amphetamines while heat stroked and continued to ride
*Attacked by Kangaroo - Pretty Beach, South of Sydney, Australia
*Christmas on an Emu Farm
*Ruined Christmas Dinner for twenty people
*Camera stolen by monkey and had to wrestle it back from him
The Cycling Adventures of Coconut Head
Publisher - Whitecap Books
1996 - Current
Ted’s first book chronicles the tales of his 8000-mile bicycle ride around North America. The Coconut Head book is about following your heart and was a big contribution to launching Ted’s writing and broadcasting career. The book shares the tales of his crazy experiences and all the characters I encountered on the road.
Ted was featured on radio, in print and on TV in Vancouver / Calgary / Edmonton / Toronto and appeared on the Dini Petty National talk show.
“Great book ... it had me hooked from the first page. It's a fun read about a no-plans-no-money cycling tour around North America. I especially enjoyed the Canadian perspective on our wacky neighbors to the south!” Graham - Indigo.ca Website
“Schredd’s Journey makes for a light-hearted, high-spirited quick read”
Naomi Gollogy – Willamette Week, Portland, Oregon
“A good, humorous read that avoids the dreaded, dry, travelogue format.”
Andrew McCredie – North Shore News, North Vancouver, B.C.
“His sense of humor will eventually win you over, as will his incurable romanticism.”
Province Showcase – Vancouver Province, Vancouver, BC
“This book is the incredible record of his journey,complete with cartoons to bring the wacky days to life”
Fittingly Yours Magazine
“A threat to literature”
Fiona McCaw – Monday Magazine, Victoria, BC
“I was hooked from the start, entertained, amused, and enlightened by each morsel.”
Kirsten Fraser – Where Magazine
“An excellent read from start to finish. My only complaint was that I read it too quick! Can't wait for the next adventure.”
Mark from Canada
“It's a really fun book to read…He earned my respect while amusing me with his story.”
Randall W. Perkins
“The Cycling Adventures of Coconut Head was hard to put down and was laugh out loud funny!”
Dean Payne Race Director sea2summit Adventure Racing – Vancouver, BC
“It's a feel-good story with a positive message about meeting goals. I would totally recommend this book.”
Lisa MacFarlane – Producer for Urban Rush Television Talk Show
"His imaginative narrative gets to the heart of what it means to live your life as an adventure. I credit Ted for saving me from the horrors of a mundane life”
Steve Leroux - Seattle, Washington
Traffic Reporter on A Bicycle
Z-95.3 fm Vancouver, Canada
With no broadcasting experience or training, I pitched Program Director at Z-95.3 FM Brad Phillips to create a new job position. Brad went for it and for the next two years I cycled over 12,500 miles (20,000 KM), reporting traffic from the streets of Vancouver as the World’s First Radio Traffic Reporter on A Bicycle.
Some of the Live Radio Bits
*Going in sewer and then popping out to see if I can see my shadow on Groundhog Day
*Live Bike police ride along
*Chasing a helium filled inflatable sheep sex toy across the city
*Live from Mazatlan Mexico
*Live from Scottsdale, AZ
*Ask listener to steal someone’s breakfast at McDonalds for $50
*Shave my back and listeners guessed how many cups of hair was collected
*Listeners shoot cream donuts with a hockey stick at my head win Vancouver Canucks tickets
“In the early days of Z95.3 FM in Vancouver we wanted do traffic reports with a twist. Every other station had planes or choppers with reporters and we had Ted on his bike! He was very entertaining and it became a big part of our station.”
General Manager Corus Entertainment
Bike Ride to Key West
October 1992- August 1993
With $160, no experience, no camping equipment and a piece of crap mountain bike; I rode from Vancouver BC, to San Diego, east to Key West Florida, north to Montreal PQ, and back to Vancouver.
*Left Vancouver with a Canadian girl and returned with a nurse from Texas.
*Created a best selling book, The Cycling Adventures of Coconut Head.
*Over 300 Media appearances promoting positive reasons to be environmentally friendly.
I ran a program to teach 10-12 year olds how to play Freestyle Frisbee. Once the kids learned some skills, the top performers in the group were sent to Florida for the North American Championships.
Without knowing how to ski I decided to move to Lake Louise and start a small business. I created holiday videos capturing individuals, friends and families on vacation. After getting lectured by the marketing director of the ski hill that nobody wants to have videos of themselves on vacation, I get out of town and headed to Vancouver.