Let me tell you an amusing little story to illustrate a point about a thing I’m calling the Knowledge Gap. Most mornings I leave for work quite early while my wife gets our kids ready for school. She makes them breakfast and packs a lunch for them to take to school. It’s typically a healthy […]
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A little more than a year ago I received my super-heavy Brave Star Selvege jeans. A pair of jeans made from a 21.5 ounce denim. For perspective, my unwashed “Rigid” denims from Levi’s are made from something like a 12 ounce denim. My Brave Stars are nearly twice as heavy as any of my Levi’s. […]
Disclosure – this post contains sponsored content – we have partnered with brands for this year’s #5DadsGoWild camping trip and I mention some of those brands in this blog post. As always, editorial control of everything on this blog remains with me and is my honest opinion. If you can believe it, this is now […]
With all the talk about whether face masks should be mandatory or not in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, three other important “habits” have been largely ignored or forgotten about. The first thing we can all do is when we are out in the public is KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF! You do […]
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 […]
Following up on Tuesday’s blog post about white privilege, here’s another example of white privilege that should leave you scratching your head. In the past I used to worry about getting stuck with a counterfeit $20 bill. My worry about getting stuck with a counterfeit bill? My worry was that if I tried to spend […]
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 […]
Every decision you make has consequences. Every decision. Some consequences are “good” and some consequences are “bad”. Let me tell you a little story. Warning – it is an awful story and it involves a horrendous death. If you don’t want to read it, skip past the picture of my cat and start reading again […]
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 […]