This is going to be a short post to my blog because I have more important things to do right now. My wife and business partner, Darlene, are at the 2016 edition of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Association (CAPS) National Convention. Yes, speakers also have a convention. Bizarre, huh? Imagine the people who..
I haven’t written a new blog for a while. I’ve been “out of sorts”. I’m such a wimp! Last Spring, Darlene booked a trip for her bucket list (by the way, I don’t like that expression but works here). She has been talking about this for years. So, October 28th, she left home, meeting up..
i have to admit, with Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, this subject was so predictable it just seemed too obvious to blog about it, but a personal experience yesterday changed my mind for me. I was invited to speak to the students of the Alberta Children’s Hospital school in Calgary. It wasn’t my first time, but it..
If that headline doesn’t make you take notice, huh? But it is the truth! According to Celeste Orr, a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies specializing in Disabiltiy and Intersex Studies (amazing this department even exists), people like me are peddling porn by achieving what we..
Those of you who know me in any capacity probably know that I play the drums. Those of you who are my actual friends know that I was involved in what I called “My Secret British Mission” and on my social media, I also called it “The Magical Mystery Tour!” as I posted several photos..
On the 28th of May (last Saturday), I had a fascinating day. Let me re-phrase that. Most of my working days as a speaker are fascinating as every group has its own personality but this blog is about a gig in my hometown of Yorkton, Saskatchewan. It’s a place that most people have never heard..
It has been a while since I posted a new blog and I offer no excuse as you could probably care less, although I’d love to think you do! I have had a fascinating couple of weeks and here I go being Canadian again…sorry if this sounds like boasting. Darlene and I (The life and..
I sometimes struggle with this blog. If you have been following it for a while, you’d know that I went through a “Ranting Phase” and it was exactly that…a rant, which of course is never “positive”! The trouble is, of course, always being “positive” can appear to be contrived and an avoidance of the negativity..