lansing, michigan

lansing, michigan

I am writing this from Lancing, Michigan, six or seven hours away from my little home town in Canada. I’m on a mini tour, managing a Polish Canadian Hip Hop artist and I am asking myself how I got here? How does a forty six year old father of two, a teacher of twenty...
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...
opportunity

opportunity

Today is the day I arrived to Canada some thirty four years ago, and on my dear mothers birthday none the less. It was an exciting time for me. All my classmates were jealous or just happy for the opportunity that we were getting. Poland at the time was not a very...
once in a lifetime

once in a lifetime

You find many people who will disagree that some opportunities only come around once. This is beautifully illustrated through the words of William Shakespeare in Julius Cesar, that “there is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune....
crisis

crisis

Time is at a premium these days but it has always been, we just never noticed and it is never going to change. The more you love and engage yourself in a meaningful life, and as the things you love to do multiply, they will steal your time as they push and pull you,...
she who hesitates

she who hesitates

She who hesitates is lost, or at least really, really inconvenienced. Call it what you will, be it hesitation, fear, laziness, insecurity or procrastination, whatever identity you choose to give it, but remember that he who hesitates is most truly lost. She is missing...