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anger

anger

I wouldn’t describe myself as an angry person, but it’s definitely something I have to spar with, and the older I get the more I am aware of it. I’m not wrathful. I never have been. It just not in my nature to punch or throw things. I don’t curse, unless it’s in fun....
stop pretending

stop pretending

I do it too, just not as often. Not anymore. I don’t know when but I just stopped pretending that things were good when they were not. I stopped pretending that I was lucky when I wasn’t. I stopped pretending that I care when I don’t, and that doesn’t make me much fun...
10 to the power of 2,685,000

10 to the power of 2,685,000

I am not sure if you’ve ever heard the song Miracle by Freddy Mercy and Queen, but it is worth the time. I don’t mind if you stop reading, and disappear to take a listen. I’ll just wait right here. I’ll wait as long as necessary. Take all the time you need to see what...
university almost broke me

university almost broke me

This is not a complaint or a poor me party. It’s an honest observation on higher education. Last weekend while cleaning up a few things I found an old box from my university days and discovered that I kept some of the essays I had written some twenty five years ago....
the yield sign

the yield sign

You are very good at making plans. Very good at separating work from pleasure. Separating fun and commitment. You are very good at organizing and following a schedule. At anticipating. Preparing. You are a master predictor. A most efficient task master. An excellent...
weekend quotable no. 83

weekend quotable no. 83

It’s pretty hard for the Lord to guide you, if you haven’t made up your mind which way to go. Madam C.J. Walker   You say you need divine guidance or at the very least some basic human understanding. You’ve been asking for it for years. You’ve dreamed. Prayed. Hoped....
weekend quotable no. 82

weekend quotable no. 82

If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on. Immanuel Kant Thoughts become things. The way you see yourself matters. And seeing the world as abundant or getting scared of its scarcity matters too. It also matters how you talk to yourself....
cast your net deep

cast your net deep

You are better served as a human being to cast your net deep instead of throwing it wide. Wide is sparkly but terribly shallow. Deep is better. It is slower. Forgettable. Frustrating and fickle, but casting your net deep will arm your magnificent spirit. Casting deep...
three lane highway

three lane highway

It’s dark and cold, and you’re heading to work. You’re on a three lane highway headed west. You’re comfortable and happy in the middle lane. Cruise control on. Music tingling your senses, when you suddenly see a construction zone. You are a good driver of course and a...
procrustes the stretcher

procrustes the stretcher

Procrustes was not a good man. He was the stretcher. Procrustes was the son of Poseidon, the mighty god of the seas, and he had an iron bed. He was very gracious in sharing and caring and made everyone suffer in it. But there was a problem. People came in all types of...
make them tea instead

make them tea instead

I may not be very handy with power tools but I am comfortable enough around a keyboard, which is why I undertake all my own website building. I’m not really good at it by any stretch of the imagination and it definitely takes me a few flyovers to get right, but at the...
the struggle

the struggle

There is a big difference between knowing and doing. A great chasm between understanding something and being able to act upon on it. This is probably why life is so frustrating and rewarding all at the same time, and why I feel the sting of this chasm all the time. I...
weekend quotable no. 81

weekend quotable no. 81

Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way”. I try to fight that. That why I have a clock on my wall that runs counterclockwise. Grace Hopper   Achoo. God bless you. You seem to be allergic to something. Perhaps change? But don’t...
weekend quotable no. 80

weekend quotable no. 80

What is right to be done cannot be done too soon. Jane Austen Patience is a virtue but not for you and not right now. Right now is the time to move and you can’t move too soon. Right now is a time to act because tomorrow may be too late. There will be more to get to...
the power of routine

the power of routine

There is great deal of power in habit and you can harness a great deal of good by doing simple things really well. If you are able to commit to doing little things consistently, you’ll form some good habits that will change your life. It’s inevitable but why is it so...
headlines

headlines

I want to drive home a simple point so I am going to show you the headlines for today. I chose them from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website because it is a national news source. This is what is making the news. 1. Most Canadians killed in police encounters...
a positive heart

a positive heart

  I’m not sure when it happened or how it happened but I’ve been receiving many compliments lately for having a positive heart. Strangers are coming up to me in social settings and commenting how hopeful my view on life is. The shower me with many compliments,...
finish what you start

finish what you start

  You have to finish what you start. No matter what. Of course you should quit the ugly or unimportant things and habits that are holding you back and you should quit them now, but this is not our concern. You need to finish what you started. Sadly for many of us this...
T G I M

T G I M

Thank God it’s Monday. It’s a new day. A new beginning. A rebirth of infinite possibilities. The book was closed on yesterday. All your mistakes are done and over thing. Can’t do anything about it now. It’t time to look forward. Time to get moving. Time to shift. To...
weekend quotable no. 79

weekend quotable no. 79

Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Jesus   This is an ancient three step formula to realize your dreams. Step one – ask. Are you really asking? Are you specific enough? It’s not enough to say you want to...