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..
How’s Your Attitude? It’s a good question, really. There is a slight problem though. What is Attitude? I know, deeeeep question? But seriously. Attitude isn’t just how we approach life. There are some practices that can provide fuel for the fire that for some people may be burning a bit low. I was privileged to..
I truly meant to write this sooner but I have actually been waffling a bit. So much to write about, so little time! There’s Chris Rock at the Oscars and him slamming the whiny ones about lack of colour at the Academy Awards! There’s the shocking political race in the U.S. where I’m waiting for..
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..
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..
I have spent hours today contemplating whether to write a blog about this amazing man who passed away yesterday. There are literally millions of social media posts today from Oprah and Tony Robbins to nobody famous all around the planet. He was a celebrity. But this celebrity is not like so many shallow beings..