I’ve been on the hunt for a new / old vehicle to replace my wife’s child-destroyed suburban, and placed an ad on Kijiji trying to sell it. I’ve noticed some things about Kijiji. It’s full of Trolls. A FB troll is someone who has too much time on their hands and would rather criticize people and issues they know nothing about while accomplishing as little … Continue reading Kijiji Trolls
I can’t help but think “I’ll bet they’re their own worst enemy?” when I meet some people. I was a teenager when I first heard a man describe his electrician to me in these terms. He himself had back problems and so did the other man who was trenching a line into his yard. In the bottom of the trench the electrician’s back seized up … Continue reading Man’s Worst Enemy
Things I’ve actually said to children under the age of 12: “One rule guys, when we score, we lose our minds!!!!!” “YOU need to score a bicycle kick right now!” “I need 100 goals from you in the next shift” Things children have said to me: “What’s a bicycle kick?” “I’m cold and dizzy” “Who do you keep calling Marisa? I’M Marisa!” I feel that … Continue reading I’m that Maniac Coach
Have you ever been to a good “open mic” session at a wedding? I haven’t. I can guarantee that the first person who suggested an open mic was the guy who should never be allowed to use it. “Let’s carefully plan a wedding down to every detail, but we have this ten minute slot during the reception that we should fill with something psychotic and … Continue reading No More Open Mics
“Money is a tool, not a baby. Don’t have feelings about it.” This is from a recent sermon concerning things my dad taught me about money. My dad was a funny sort, he told me one time “Son, if I get you a gift and you turn around and sell it the next day I won’t care. It’s yours. Do what you want with it.” … Continue reading Emotional Spending
Robin Hood fans.. Have you ever wondered why some people recover quickly from difficulties, while the smallest thing seems to keep some of us down too long? I’ve been wondering the last few weeks what makes some people more resilient than others? “The ability to spring back into shape” is a good description of resilience. Think about how Robin Hood shoots a bow. An arrow … Continue reading How Resilient ARE You?
I’m sure some of you will hate me for writing what I’m about to, but I would guess that the average age of the hater would be younger and not in the “more experienced” category when it comes to romance. How do I know this? 20 year old me believed these things because he was so much smarter than 42 year old me. Here are … Continue reading Romantic Myths