done is better than good

done is better than good

Seth Godin calls this the dip.  That long drawn out period of time when you are neither at the beginning or the finish line. You are smack in the middle of what you are trying to do and everything seems to blend into everything else and there is no end in sight. I...

deadwood

deadwood

Warning: naughty words ahead The conclusion of the HBO show Deadwood returns to television on Friday, May 31st and I for one am super excited about it. My wife might be less so. The show ended without concluding back in 2006 after three great seasons and to prepare...

people of stories

people of stories

I love a good story and I even spin some sometimes. I spin my words into storied spiderweb in order to share something that I see and catch the imagination of other people. I don’t mean fiction although I am determined, with some luck and time, to spin some of those...

always something

always something

There is always something, something new, something different that changes everything and we are honest with ourselves, we hate it. We hate it because we want things to be the same. I know I do. Maybe I don’t want things to be the same. That might get pretty boring,...

out of the way

out of the way

The moon was back this morning. Covered by clouds with pieces of it peaking through once in a while in some kind of defiance, but I don’t want to revisit the subject again, so I will let it rest and remain behind the clouds. I was thinking this morning why I have...

highway moon

highway moon

As I drove into work this morning I had a chance to gaze at beautiful moon. It was as large and hovered just above the highway horizon. It’s colour was a beautiful warm orange, not the common white I have seen in so many photographs. The moon was truly a sight to...

climate change

climate change

There are many discussions about climate change today and rightly so because many people are worried about the health and stability of our beautiful planet. The conversation is important but if our efforts are to have any lasting impact we must first focus on the...

rain and silence

rain and silence

We’ve had a lot of rain in the last few days and it looks like it will rain for another day or so, but if I am to be honest I haven’t really noticed it. I’m not really sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing. It could be bad because it means I am not grounded enough...

three passions

three passions

I am going to make a greater effort to make these more personal. I have written from the heart here over the last three years but a very much philosophically. I explored the ideas that I was being exposed through and offering practical advice to myself as much as...

not like the movies

not like the movies

Perhaps we watch too much television, and now of course Netflix and Youtube. Perhaps we are consuming content at a terrible pace. I’m not here to take away anyones fun but I do want to sour it a little. What do we gain by watching? We may garner a smile. Forget our...

love of a child

love of a child

Yesterday my daughter walked up to me while I was having my afternoon cup of coffee and told me that I looked sad. The next thing I know is that she had her hands wrapped around me in a beautiful childhood embrace. I’m not sure why or what made her do that but I might...

joyous life

joyous life

Life has to be fun. It has to be at the centre of everything we do or else it’s not much of a life but hell or worse a widget making factory. We deserve a joyous life, a fun life and that doesn’t mean laughing all the time. It doesn’t mean smiling all the time. That’s...

gatherings

gatherings

I am beginning to appreciate events and customs I thought were a bother and a burden in the past. Like birthday parties, weddings, funerals, and even the long cold season of Christmas sometime. I didn’t exactly hate them, but I didn’t really love them either. Life...

meaningful words

meaningful words

We dismiss words too easy and don’t take care how we use them. We believe that a picture is worth a thousand words and that seeing is believing but yet we have over nine million books available on amazon. A little inconsistent I think. We also believe that actions are...

twelve

twelve

Twelve years have gone since my mother died and it will be coming up on ten for my dad. It’s really strange to comprehend that they are out of my life. As a child I ran to them over and over again and as I grew up, although less frequently, I never stopped running. We...