Help! I Need Somebody…

Help! I Need Somebody…

“Can you talk?” It was May 2008. I had just returned from the Rotary District Conference being held in Campbell River, BC. Barb and the girls had been visiting her parents for the weekend, and were on the road back. Not wanting to eat alone, I invited myself to my...
Freewill Choices

Freewill Choices

“Even if you choose to not decide, you still have made a choice.” That great Canadian philosopher, Neal Peart (as vocalized by his mate, Geddy Lee) The term “choice” get a lot of airtime in our culture. It has been used and weaponized in politics, sports,...
The Popcorn’s Popping

The Popcorn’s Popping

How do you respond when the popcorn’s popping? Your initial reaction may be that your mouth begins watering. Mine, too. I love hot popcorn with plenty of butter and salt. But that’s not what I’m talking about… I listened to a podcast talking about the legendary...
Deconstructing Calamity

Deconstructing Calamity

I marked down a double bogey 6 on the 4th hole at Gold Mountain last Friday. I hate double bogeys. They are just killers to your score and mindset. At first glance, I might have blamed the 3-putt for the poor score. But that would have been a mistake. Whenever sh*t...
Curing the Shanks

Curing the Shanks

Life is a game of failure. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad thing. In fact, I suggest it’s a necessary thing. We’ve by now all heard of the concepts of “failing fast,” or “failing forward.” We acknowledge this logically, but emotionally we can struggle with it. My...