What I’ve Learned From Writing Over 200 Blog Posts

What I’ve Learned From Writing Over 200 Blog Posts

The last blog I wrote was my 200th post, I didn’t realize this until I had posted it. I had written a 100th blog post when I crossed that line, but I missed this milestone by one. In the beginning, I started slow and needed to find my footing. My brother had told me I […]

Positively Negative

Positively Negative

What is it about being negative that is so hard to shake? It’s like junk food for the social mind. People love to bitch. I have had issues in the past with being pessimistic. I still do. But I try and fight the urge to complain about stuff. But if you talk to my wife […]

Rooms

Rooms

I used to be more involved in social media. But things change and we get complacent, our priorities shift. It happens to everyone. We see our friends and family less and we tend to become a little more selfish and pull into our own little cocoons. This is normal. But it isn’t a way to live […]

Echoes

Echoes

Hello, hello, helloooo… A reverberating sound, a similar image, an event, a traumatic experience, a life lesson. Everything has happened before, history repeats itself, this is a given. We tend to do the same things over and over again. Do we learn from our mistakes? Sometimes. Do we take those lessons and avoid the same […]

My Five

My Five

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn I like quotes and this one has always been one of my favourites. I thought I would look into the five people I spend most of my time with and see if it lives up to it’s word. […]

Dangerous Youth

Dangerous Youth

Do you remember when you were a kid? When I was a kid there was no internet of any kind. I got most of my prepubesent entertainment from being outside, riding my bike, catching bugs and playing sports, I was rarely in the house. My daughter likes to play on her computer, doing stop-motion animations and […]

Fail More

Fail More

I know, the title seems a little self defeating, but trust me, it’s all good. At the beginning of the year I put together a list, like we all do at the beginning of the year. We want to better ourselves, we make promises to the New Years resolution god and hope that the mere […]

Sorry: Canada’s Aloha

Sorry: Canada’s Aloha

Sorry…what’s in a word? I use it at least five times a day. What is it that makes Canadians so apologetic, why are we constantly saying I’m sorry. Do we really feel that bad about ourselves? Is it about politeness? Or is it just a deep-seated national identity gone amok. I’ll break it down and fill in […]

Dauntless

Dauntless

What does this word mean to me? I thought it meant that you were undaunted, nothing could stand in your way, stubborn to the point of delusion, head strong. Why do I even care what dauntless means? It’s not like the word weaves its way into a lot of everyday conversations. Well, I have mentioned […]

What the Hell?!?

What the Hell?!?

2013 came and went. And like a slippery new born baby, 2014 slid into existence in our minds and on our calendars. It started like any year since I was eighteen, with a hangover and a promise to do better, to exercise more and to be a kinder person. Well…within a week I have fallen […]