Tag: Life Musings

Life Musings

Good Advice; Never Read the Comments

At her recent talk in Vancouver Michelle Obama said something like, “Never read the comments on social media.” I recently engaged in a Twitter “conversation” around the issue of White Privilege. The conversation started after a disgruntled parent went to social media with her complaints about a Gold Trail School District campaign to raise awareness […]

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Gone But Not Forgotten

Today would’ve been my grandfather’s 103rd birthday. There are many things I remember about my grandfather. Usually if I went to see him we would go off to some construction site on some remote mountain and cut firewood. Funny to think back and realize that the “remote” mountain we frequently worked on was actually Burnaby […]

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My First Vlog Entry on Word Choice

I did it. I have a vlog entry. And for those who do not know, a vlog is a blog where the content (blog post) is done by video. So instead of me trying to type up all the words about word choice and using italics and bold font and all that stuff to add […]

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Questions to Ask Before Committing

When people are dating and getting to the point when they’re serious about committing to a lifelong relationship they often begin to ask each other some important questions; it is only logical that they get an understanding of who they are committing to. Sometimes people ask questions about who do you leave the toilet seat […]

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A New Take on Age Groupings

For no really good reason other than the fact that I like the idea that I am able to influence public policy, I get many emails with surveys in them asking me important public policy questions like “do you own or rent the home you live in and how many toilets are there in your […]

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The Philosophy of “Just Do It”

The Nike slogan “just do it” is a very clever slogan. Never mind the corporate aspect of it, but just think about what those three little words actually mean. “Just do it” – like, get off your duff and do something. Stop waffling, stop talking about it, and just do it. The best example that […]

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Photography Framing – Now and Then

Starting in 1988 and continuing into the 1990s I loved taking pictures with my then state of the art Nikon F-801. I loved going out with a camera bag loaded with my variety of Nikon lenses and an assortment of little canisters of 35mm film. After returning home from whatever exotic location I had traveled […]

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Coca Cola’s America is Beautiful

Well, Super Bowl XLVIII has come and gone but the controversy around the ads that air on the halftime show is on full bloom. Take for example the Coca Cola ad that had sweet voiced youngsters singing “America the Beautiful” in a variety of languages. Honestly, I thought the song and perhaps more importantly, the […]

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Why We Have Lost the War on Terrorism

Two things over the last six months or so have demonstrated to me that North America has well and truly lost the “war on terrorism”. First thing, when travelling through airports in the USA I saw far too many 300 pound plus men and women doubled over, red-faced as they struggled to remove their velcro-fastened […]