Deck the Halls

Sadly I’m fairly terrible at decorating for the holidays. I like the holidays and like the decorations, I just don’t like doing it. My last daughter is extremely competitive and was driving through the city saying “Good house! Bad house! Best house!” by way of rating the outside Christmas lights. She narrows her eyes as […]

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Employees with Pulses

I was recently helping a friend of mine create a hiring process. I’ve had a fair amount of experience similar to his line of work…the trades, and I was forever frustrated that every company wanted to hire the best people, but secretly settled for anyone with a pulse. “Hi! We just landed a giant job […]

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Snow Babies

A friend from southern BC is visiting this week and I’ve discovered that he is what I am beginning to call a Snow Baby. He was going to visit us last winter but called the trip off because it was in December and “might snow”. My response was “it often snows in winter?”… They’re a […]

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Chaos in the Entry

I would love a house with an empty front entry, but that’s not our house. Back in the day I used to have a car or a truck that was always spotless and a room that was only ever slightly cluttered, but never got out of control. Single life was lonely but extremely predictable. When […]

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Unbuyer’s Remorse

It’s not even a secret anymore…I love the mall. By nature I tend to be a hunter of products rather than a gatherer, but when you hang out with gatherers you tend to become one. Here are some things I don’t like about the mall: Too many weird people (people not exactly like me:), Too […]

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Funny Reasons

I finally had the revelation that I wasn’t exercising regularly because I had too many reasons not to. “You’re too busy” “You have important things to do” “You’re tired” “You had a late night” Reasons are things we like more than results… I had an intern one time who couldn’t quite seem to learn anything, […]

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Silent Sentinels

I love Canadians, but we’re a strange bunch. Every society has its quirks that everyone living in that society thinks are normal… until they go someplace else. I’ve always loved how relational and family oriented my Mexican friends are. An interesting quirk is that if you ask some of them to come to something they […]

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