Today, the Federal Communications Commission is debating allowing cellphone use during flights in the United States. I have been following this as I fly around 125,000 miles a year, about 30% of that in the U.S. But this blog is less about technology and all about something my last blog also addressed…self-absorption. Remember that when..
The Oxford dictionary folks have again published the list of most used new words and “Selphy” is number one. Selphy is attributed to an Australian man and describes the self-portrait taken by the new generation smart phone’s camera. Let’s be clear, I am not some old crusty fart pining for the “good old days” and..
This past week has been so full of exasperation, I am having trouble keeping track of my audible exhalations so when it came to material to write about, its the choosing that’s the problem and as I have mentioned lately that my blog is not my talk, this blog is something I feel very strongly..
2013 brings two significant anniversaries and since they have both happened, I can talk about them. One of the biggies is July 2 and this year, that represented 20 years of marriage to Darlene. But I feel strongly that October 1st was a bigger anniversary that even allowed me to have a wedding anniversary with..
If you follow my blog (thanks by the way) you may have noticed a bit of a void lately. i have had a conundrum. By the way, I am not about impressing with my vocabulary but “conundrum” is the perfect word to describe the conflict in my soul. I decided to write a blog to..
I was getting set to write a very personal and uplifting entry today and I will get to that in a minute. I got interrupted with a phone call from a booking agency regarding an upcoming speaking engagement. The agent was connecting after a client who already contracted me voiced concerns about my blog. I..
As many of you know, my wife Darlene and I spend significant time at our cottage in Saskatchewan. Crystal Lake is very precious to us but for me it is very personal in that I spent my summers here for most of my childhood and I know how fortunate that makes me. Anyone who has..
Two people who may not have wanted to be famous are now having to struggle with a potential firestorm that I wonder if they considered before they created it. Fran Steer and Mary Craig are a same sex couple raising a now 13 year old daughter, Brooklyn. When their daughter was 12, she felt compelled..
His name is Steven Simonar and he wasn’t famous until he got a $175 fine for not wearing a seatbelt during a police blitz in Saskatoon. He didn’t have his seatbelt on and he got a ticket but today, he is fighting back blaming his disability and lack of common sense. Steven has no arms..
I am very excited today about officially introducing my new “brand”. Ironically, I have been thinking, acting, expressing and well…living this idea my whole life and today I am formally recognizing it as a focus for my work. Honestly, the speaking business is full of people who are constantly re-branding themselves and I don’t say..