So, I was in my office yesterday and as usual, had a television news channel on, in this case, CBC Newsworld and I am intrigued to hear that in a few minutes, the host from CBC will interview Daryl Hannah about her involvement in the protest movement against the pending approval of Trans Canada’s Keystone XL Pipeline..

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Occupied With Excuses! I wish I knew when one officially gets old.   I suppose it’s different for each person but for me, I have a disturbing clue.  I think it’s when you find yourself saying, “These kids nowadays!”  The irony is I really like “kids” making part of my living speaking to everyone from kindergarten..

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So, my Mom would have called it a “tempest in a teapot”. Since my last blog and the coincidental appearance on the Charles Adler radio show heard across Canada, it seems I stirred the pot, which was absolutely my intention. What I did not intend was any offence, although a couple of replies to my..

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School is back…let the bullying B.S. begin again. Look, any bullying is too much and as a victim of it, I am not insensitive to the issue but I can’t keep this too myself because I firmly believe the public is being blatantly misinformed and some balance is desperately required. I have written about this..

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So just when I thought I’d seen almost every conceivable injustice to the speaking business, a news item appeared that I literally had to wonder if there was a surprise tag line…April Fools! But no, after reading this piece in the Calgary Herald…twice ’cause I couldn’t believe it, here’s what was written:  “A U.S. University..

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Darlene and I had the pleasure of attending a very special event at Mount Royal University here in Calgary.  Quite fitting as the place that provided my post-secondary evolution in the late 70’s (it was a small community college back then) has grown substantially to where they now sponsor a speaker series called “Ideas”  The people..

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