Category: Life Musings

Musings, reflections, thoughts, links and other academic related materials.

Lawn Care
Life Musings

COVID-19 Quarantine Family Fun Strategies

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 […]

Life Musings

Being Present

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 […]

Life Musings

Rest In Peace Kobe Bryant

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, […]

#5 Dads Go Wild
Life Musings

My New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

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 […]

Dussa's Ham and Cheese
Life Musings

Perspective is Everything

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 […]

Life Musings

Being Grateful

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 […]

Life Musings

Climate Action Strike 2019

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 […]

Life Musings

Climate Change and the Future of Humanity

Scientists are saying humans have approximately 10-12 years to make massive changes to our way of life if we have any real intention of doing something to slow climate change. The most significant change that humans need to make is to stop burning carbon-based fuels – fuels such as, oil, gas, and coal. A couple […]

Life Musings

Better than Banning Plastic

I have heard the Trudeau government is moving ahead with a ban on a wide variety of single use plastic items. Good stuff. However, I have a simple proposal for dealing with all single use plastic that would be much more effective. My proposal? Make retailers responsible for all the plastic they sell or giveaway. […]

Raising Empowered Daughters
Parenting

“Raising Empowered Daughters; A Dad-to-Dad Guide”

There’s an old joke amongst English teachers – as an aside, as a person who teaches English I always feel like correcting the misplaced modifier in that title, after all, people who teach English aren’t always English – but I digress. Back to the old joke. That joke? One English teacher asks another English teacher […]