If you are at all a follower of my blogs, you’d have noticed I haven’t written one since July 1st to celebrate Canada Day and our 150th Anniversary. Lots of people know we are at our cottage at Crystal Lake, Saskatchewan and since I can see the entire lake from my living room, I prefer..
I’m actually feeling extremely reflective today. Unless you live in a Canadian cave, hard to miss the extra celebration this July 1st for Canada’s 150th Birthday! Yep, in 1867, the nation of Canada became official. Not exactly the same place back then, thank god. In fact, I can vividly recall 1967 when we had the..
I started the day with a plan. I promised to write a new blog as I’m trying not to let the lake distract me and give me an excuse to be a bum. I excel at being a bum, by the way. So many people who don’t know me think all I do is work,..
I know this appears as a predictable post considering Mother’s Day is soon but if any of you know me or have seen me speak, or even read my book, you would know about my Mom! In fact, and with no attempt at humility, I have very often stated that my story is really my..
This is going to be a short post to my blog because I have more important things to do right now. My wife and business partner, Darlene, are at the 2016 edition of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Association (CAPS) National Convention. Yes, speakers also have a convention. Bizarre, huh? Imagine the people who..
I haven’t written a new blog for a while. I’ve been “out of sorts”. I’m such a wimp! Last Spring, Darlene booked a trip for her bucket list (by the way, I don’t like that expression but works here). She has been talking about this for years. So, October 28th, she left home, meeting up..
i have to admit, with Canadian Thanksgiving approaching, this subject was so predictable it just seemed too obvious to blog about it, but a personal experience yesterday changed my mind for me. I was invited to speak to the students of the Alberta Children’s Hospital school in Calgary. It wasn’t my first time, but it..
If that headline doesn’t make you take notice, huh? But it is the truth! According to Celeste Orr, a PhD Candidate at the University of Ottawa in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies specializing in Disabiltiy and Intersex Studies (amazing this department even exists), people like me are peddling porn by achieving what we..
Those of you who know me in any capacity probably know that I play the drums. Those of you who are my actual friends know that I was involved in what I called “My Secret British Mission” and on my social media, I also called it “The Magical Mystery Tour!” as I posted several photos..