Are you afraid to say “Merry Christmas”? For anyone over ten years old, can you remember when we weren’t? It really isn’t that long ago this debate started to heat up even though one might argue it has been this way forever. Probably right, or at least since “Christians” started celebrating “Christmas”. I am writing..
So this is my first blog in a while. I haven’t been lazy but a bit disenchanted. If you follow my writing you know that it isn’t my speech style to bitch and complain so I thought a blog might allow me an outlet for the daily frustrations we all experience and that I feel..
Greetings from Paradise! I say this not to brag, honest. Our Paradise is also known as Crystal Lake, and of course, it isn’t just ours. Hundreds of people spend their vacations or just weekends here along side us and in the bigger picture, we all have our personal opinion on what constitutes a “Paradise”. Sadly,..
Heroes are Human. This is the tag line for one of my favourite charities, the Tema Conter Memorial Trust. I had the honour of MC’ing an awareness event at the BC Department of Justice Paramedic Training Centre in Kelowna last week. It was a very small role in a huge drama that is finally getting..
This week, the Province of British Columbia (in Canada, of course) is seeing yet another labour dispute. Nothing new for a province with a history of labour unrest largely due, in my opinion, to the endless disagreement of a much bigger issue of rights versus privileges. Many people who know of me are often surprised..
Congratulations to the Yorkton Terriers. They are the brand new winners of the Canadian Junior Hockey League Championship also known as the RBC Cup. They won in overtime against a very game Carleton Place Canadians in a match played in Vernon, BC. This is the first National Championship for the hockey team comprised of players..
So with Mother’s Day approaching, it seems a no-brainer that I would write about my Mom and moms in general. Yet, as per usual, there are those who believe it is a marketing coup and a greeting card company’s invention but I don’t remember it that way when I recall my youth. I loved Mother’s..
It appears that I am at a crossroad for my blog. I have always been conflicted about the internet. It has, of course, changed our whole world, both literally and metaphorically. It has also opened a Pandora’s Box. Today, you can call yourself an expert without any credentials and even worse, you can find affirmation..
If you can figure out what that means, you win a prize. Don’t know what it is but I digress. I had the honour of presenting to a typical student audience on Tuesday but have never written a blog about it so there must be something out of the ordinary. Please allow a short preamble…
As you may know and I mention it every blog, this page is not my speech and the simple reason is on stage, I represent both myself and the client hiring me so I am ultra sensitive to not being offensive but whether there or here, being offended is a moving target. In other words,..