don’t fight the flow

don’t fight the flow

The best made plans always seem to change. It is inevitable. Yet the way we look at things we imagine things to be stable and expect them to be exactly the same the way we found them, even if that was only fifteen minutes earlier. But the only constant in our life is...
keep going

keep going

It never really comes down to how much you know or who you know. That helps of course, without any doubt, but it doesn’t really come down to that. It’s not even how much money you have, or how much education you’ve amassed, or how much natural talent you have. In the...
checking in

checking in

Part of a good plan that will see the realization of your dreams is the discipline and openness to check in and ask where you are and where you should go next. It seems easy  but than again most advice how to live better is. It is the actual execution that we all...
gerry’s variety store

gerry’s variety store

I want to tell you a story. Back in the late summer of 1986 I got my first job. I wasn’t looking for one. I could barely speak English, I certainly didn’t have a social insurance number which would allow me to work, and I was just a kid. I did have a candy habit...
to run or hide?

to run or hide?

Fear is inevitable in our lives. I mean, gravity fools us and lulls us into a false sense of security but cosmically, we are sitting on top of a rock spinning super fast around the sun, and the sun is in turn spinning super fast around the Milky Way galaxy, and the...
happy MLK Jr. day

happy MLK Jr. day

I am very aware that Martin Luther King Jr. day is to be celebrated south of the border, but I do believe I have the right to clap and cheer from anywhere and so I will do exactly that. Martin Luther King Jr. is synonymous with the Civil Rights struggle and the speech...