I was out walking with staff the other day and I kept interrupting them for two reasons: One: I’m allowed to because I’m the boss and Two: Nature was distracting me. We have staff meeting at my place and I looked outside where the sun was shining and birds were chirping and said “I wish the boss would let us have the meeting outside! Wait … Continue reading It’s Just Magic
“When I get to heaven I’m going to shut my brain off and just be super SLOW!” These words were uttered outside of a local store to my wife following a conversation with a worker who was not paying attention. “Actually, you were quite patient… like for you:)” she said. My parents expected a lot from my brother and I. Far more pressure was applied … Continue reading Not That Bright
Good: that which is morally right. Nice: agreeable. From the time we’re old enough to interact with other children, we are grilled with something that, in itself is a good thing: “Corey, BE NICE!” Play nice, talk nice, look nice etc etc. What mom really meant was “Corey, get along with everybody and don’t make a scene!” But making a scene was … Continue reading I’m Nice
My mom wasn’t poor, it was just a bit sad that she didn’t have a normal child in me. Even sadder was that she didn’t have another amazing child like my little brother Ryan, she had me instead. Everyone needs a little context and I had a gift for bringing context. One day she was enjoying a quiet moment and then had the thought one … Continue reading My Poor Mom
I love children. My own mostly and mostly because I have to… Just kidding, but we know each other enough to know that that’s the sort of thing I say there. As I’m writing this I’m sitting in Sorso with a wee gaffer who’s been dragged by mother out for coffee with the ladies who has been grinning impishly over the back of the bench seat at … Continue reading Airdrie Children’s Festival
So as most of you know Venue hosted a huge Easter Egg Hunt with some five thousand Airdrieites (real word) Easter Sunday which was a wonderful success. Thank you to 63 donors, 19 vendors and all the volunteers that made this such a great event! We also would love to give a shoutout to the City for streamlining it for us and being amazing to … Continue reading Lord of the Flies
“But that’s not FAIR mom!” Enter the basic Canadian sense of fairness to torpedo progress once again… We have four daughters and are prepared every time one of the girls receives a concession, gift, compliment or favour to hear from the others “Where’s mine? That’s not Fair!” My response is usually “life isn’t fair guys:) You want the same thing? Go get it.” A duty … Continue reading What’s Fair?