I just have to address this crap about appropriate greetings this time of year before I send a heartfelt thought about this Sunday. Having been born without arms, I have had more encounters with human behaviour than the bulk of society and I have been though every conceivable debate about politically correct BS. I find..
So, I have been ignoring my own blog for a while and my excuse of being remarkably busy is a legitimate, if not a lame one. In the last couple of weeks, my wife and I spent a few days with some of our favorite people at the annual national convention for the Canadian Association..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Lady Gaga has my attention today. If you don’t know who she is, look her up as I can’t explain her. One description is she is the “New Madonna”. I will say this about her…I am not a fan. That isn’t to say I dislike her, but I don’t have her on my iPod, okay?..
Before a week ago, nobody knew who Brigette DePape was until one seemingly innocent protest message changed that forever. If you missed it, on the opening day of the newest session of Canada’s Federal Parliament, a parliamentary page decided her moment had come. For your information, just in case you didn’t know, “Parliamentary Pages” are..
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..
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..