As I mature, I often find myself saying things my dad and my grandfather would say. Today someone asked me a question about how long has something been… And instantly in my head I heard my grandfather saying, “it’s been like that since before Christ was a cowboy.” As a kid I would reply, “I […]
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I was at work awhile ago and for some reason we were talking at lunch about white privilege and a colleague said point blank, “There is no such thing as white privilege. I had to work damn hard to get what I have.” At the time I did not stand up to him and call […]
I often hear people saying, “we’ll do…after things get back to normal.” What if what we are doing, or more accurately, what if what we are not doing now is the new normal?
Most people, at least many people, are following the recommendations of our Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry and are self-isolating, quarantining themselves and their families, or at the very least, “social-distancing”. However, it seems that large numbers of people are continuing to congregate in city parks – large numbers of people congregating in close […]
On the weekend one of my childhood friends passed away. He lost his battle with cancer and now he is dead. As a result, for at least one day I felt like slowing my life down and feeling every feeling and really being present. On Sunday I slowed down and let myself feel all the […]
As you probably already know, yesterday – early Sunday – Kobe Bryant, retired basketball superstar-hall of famer died in a helicopter crash. In the helicopter with Bryant was his daughter. She also passed away in the crash. Tragic. Truly tragic. Now the complicated part – Kobe Bryant was not a “perfect” human being. In fact, […]
Some of my friends like Dale Allen Berg, Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric, and James, the Social Dad have been sharing via their blogs their New Year’s resolutions. Reading their resolutions got me to thinking maybe I should take the opportunity of the start of a new year to look at what changes I should […]
No end of the year wisdom or “best of” stuff from me. Just a little anecdote on how perspective is so important. Recently one of of my daughters asked me what kind of ham is my favourite. I thought for a minute or two – who has a favourite ham? Bit of an odd question […]
I have to admit, I’ve been pretty unhappy for the last little while; you know this is true if you’ve had to deal with me and listen to my rants lately. Me being miserable? Why? When I think about all the great things I have in my life – why am I miserable? The fact […]
As you probably know, today young people all around the world are stepping away from their studies and other responsibilities to make their elders hear the message that climate change needs to be addressed NOW. Young people often say things like “you’re robbing us of our future”. While this is true, what the adults in […]