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undeserving faith in humanity

  Today is September 11th. I am not an American.  I am not a New Yorker.  But I am a human being. I was born in Poland in 1972 and arrived in Canada in 1985.   To be honest, I don’t really feel at home in either country, although both are extremely dear to me.  In...

what they don’t test in school

  School is back, and millions of young minds are once again pursuing their education, some extremely reluctantly.  They are once again back in concrete prison like school houses to make something of their life.  They desire high grades and to be part of the honour...

bridge builders

  At Toastmasters International, there is this fun little exercise we do called table topics.  You are invited to the front and are given a minute or two to speak about a randomly selected.  Yester night, we used pictures.  I pulled a photograph of a beautiful bridge,...

special snowflake

  I think we have been genetically predispositioned to instinctively compare ourselves to others. We look around.  We scan our competition.  We are good and quick at identify the weak and the strong.  We have no problem on either extreme.  We have become masterfully...

a tiny little tear drop

  We make the mistake of waiting for opportunities to present themselves, when in fact, they are already here, waiting, calling for you to act. It may not be the opportunity you have in mind, but it is nonetheless calling you to action. It may not seem like much.  It...

our setbacks

  How we deal with setbacks, both large and small, often determines your happiness. At the very best, we don’t like them.  At the worst, they buckle our knees. We don’t like setbacks.  We hate them.  We do everything to anticipate them.  We worry about them.  We...