I’m sitting in our family room on Canadian “Boxing Day” and praise the powers that be, I Am Not At The Mall! I am, however, doing something selfish…I’m watching hockey! More specifically, I’m watching Team Canada playing Team USA in their first game of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship from Helsinki, Finland. Officially recognized..
So, I am in the process of writing a book! By the way, everyone who actually knows me in my everyday life just erupted into sarcastic laughter! It’s my fault, actually. At the end of and frankly, too many times all though my first book, “Alvin’s Laws of Life”, I wrote, “In my next book…”…
I have blogged many times about my impatience with the “Politically Correct” and ironically, this time of year seems to add the spotlight to this topic because of the debate between ” Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”. My wife and business partner, Darlene spent a fair amount of time and thought to write this short..
It was just another Monday. Beginning of my work week and about halfway into my shift, events would shape the history of the entire planet and create a moment in time that would be inserted into mine. I was a disc jockey at CFMQ-FM Radio in Regina, Saskatchewan. It would fatefully be the last stages..
Let the hostility begin! After all, it’s almost December and we are just warming up for the “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays” argument. It is such a great example for a time of year where warmth and love is supposed to be the primary objective and it seems like a “no-brainer” to me, but yet,..
Today (November 17) is apparently “Official Un-Friend Day”. My “real friend” and colleague, Mike Kerr, posts the “Official Day” notification every day. Quite fascinating the “days” there are. I was going to write a Facebook post on this but it was getting too long so decided to blog about it. This is a fascinating subject..
I was recently a guest speaker at a fundraiser for a charity and with respect to the group, it will be anonymous for this blog. It was a hugely successful event and I was personally thrilled to hear that their total money raised in two programs in one day, a breakfast and a lunch, was..
If you hadn’t heard, the Toronto Blue Jays are in the post season for the first time in 22 years. If you don’t care, I won’t argue, but I care so please keep reading as this blog isn’t about the Blue Jays, it’s about a remarkable young man pictured above, Marcus Stroman. I wanted to..
I don’t usually focus too much on “Days”, even though my dear friend and colleague, Mike Kerr reminds us every day what “Day” it is. Today (October 5, 2015) is World Teacher Day. I hope you don’t mind my taking to the soapbox for some gushing words on the importance of teachers…especially mine. I’m sure..
I made a promise to be more positive in my blogs rather than just “rant” because I do not rant on stage and my blogs became incongruent with my life’s work. The trouble is that I opened my daily online news site this Monday morning with the first story being about yet another tale of..