Think Big, Dammit!
I fear we have become or are becoming a nation that is afraid to think BIG. Why? I have several friends that think BIG when it comes to their own businesses or achievements or dreams. Why then is our government and by association, the Canadian …Read More
Nelson Mandela has passed and I feel a ‘gap’ or an emptiness in the world’s energy. It isn’t just all the wonderful kudos and expressions of sadness. No, it is more, much more than that. This gentleman epitomized forgiveness – he walked the talk and …Read More
Bah! Humbug (Again)!
Yes, it is almost that wonderful time of year again. That special occasion that is getting stretched longer and longer every year. Of course , we are discussing ‘Christmas’, a term I am loath to use anytime before the actual month in which it occurs. …Read More
Thirty Things I Don't Get
1. People who ride bicycles without helmets or helmets hanging on their handlebars or the straps of the helmets undone 2. Full body tattoo art 3. Self important people 4. Inconsiderateness 5. Winter 6. Victoria/BC drivers 7. People ‘liking’ their own posts on Facebook 8. …Read More
A summer morning in Whistler. DevilPuppy walked, coffee brewed and sipped. Paper read (On-line version), and the day stretches out endlessly before me. What to do? Shall I snap together the modular kayak I purchased while in Afghanistan and take it down to Alta Lake? …Read More
It is okay to be mouthy, but one should have some intellect and/or common sense to back it up If you do, most people will forgive you, or at least cut you some slack. If you are just plain …Read More
Canada: Economic Coward?
You know, if you were an outsider looking into Canada, you would think we were world’s biggest economic cowards! Note all the wailing, clasping of heads, woe-is-me’s, predictions of doom and the like when it comes to discussions of the new Canada-China Free Trade deal. …Read More
Get Used To It
From World Two, or at least the fifties, Canadians have become used to levels of service from municipal, provincial and federal governments that were never affordable or sustainable for the size of our population. During the Trudeau era, these services and other programmes brought on …Read More
“It’s really all very simple”, she said. “Living life requires attention to only two factors: Choices and consequences. Understand the consequences of everything you choose BEFORE you make the choices, and life will be easier, simpler and happier.” “Oh”, I said.Read More