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Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Applicant Nations And The Map of Benevolence

Friday Sep 29, 2017 - 1:18 AM

We're not Worthy!When something is taken from you, you can press to get it back. If someone wrongs you, you want to have your side of the story heard.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

The One That Got Away

Sunday Jul 13, 2014 - 1:41 AM

The Sea Is HarshPeople love Jack Kennedy. I think the nostalgia comes from his missing 4th year in office. We fill that bucket with wishes and magically forget that could have been a year of scandal or political quagmires. The mundane is the enemy of the memorable.

My Love of Monkey Movies

Saturday Jul 12, 2014 - 12:57 AM

Monkey!There’s something about monkey movies. King Kong and Planet of the Apes are movies that no matter how many are done, people seem to have the appetite for just a little more of the same regardless of whether it's good or bad.

Critical Thinking

Thursday Jul 10, 2014 - 11:52 PM

"It's looks like you work out of your kitchen and your wife doesn't even commit to the business." That was a mean, biting critique of my business' about us page. It was also totally honest and necessary.

Cajoling

Thursday Jul 10, 2014 - 12:48 AMSome days start off good and then I get cajoled.

The Slow Boat From China

Wednesday Jul 9, 2014 - 1:25 AM

No ContestI got a call from Vancouver. The caller wanted to buy my business. My globetrotting commercial empire? Sure: let’s talk.

Contests Create Losers

Monday Jul 7, 2014 - 11:51 PM

No ContestWhen I got back into writing, I figured that contests were a safe bet. Why would I think that?

Have You Tried Not Being Fat?

Sunday Jul 6, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Have tried not being fat?Is your life a spectator sport for others? Are they living their lives or trying to get you to live yours?

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Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

Three Days in Cumberland - Day Three

Monday Jun 16, 2014 - 2:00 AM

Talking to Mike "Mr #beer" Tymchuk at Rider's PizzaAfter ruminating on life in Cumberland for three days, I have some thoughts about moving there and what I could instead do here in Victoria.

Maybe Art

Saturday May 31, 2014 - 6:12 PM

I fancy myself an artist. So why have I not donned a beret? The why is plain old lack of confidence. All spawned by economics and the academic nature of fine art.

One Year Later

Saturday May 24, 2014 - 2:29 PM

Fifty-two weeks ago, we whacked an effigy filled with candy, then set it on fire. What do things look like one year later?

Vendettas, Proxy Wars and Disfavored Nations

Sunday May 18, 2014 - 3:51 PM

For most of my life, I have had to contend with cliques. It’s exhausting. Holy, did I end up with a lot of black outs, rules and riders on my social and professional interactions?

Mom

Sunday May 11, 2014 - 6:30 PM

It's not an understatement that I have a different relationship with my mother.

The Brass Ring

Friday May 9, 2014 - 1:32 AM

I’m coming off of a period of some hard, unrewarding work. It leaves me wondering, “How do I succeed?” It’s not mysterious alchemy. But I like to remind myself of what success looks like and what it looks like to see the brass ring and bat it out of the way.

2014

Monday Dec 30, 2013 - 2:28 PMEvery year at this time of year, I do a “Year in Review.” I complain about why the last year didn’t work out or what I learned. That’s no longer my style. The past is prologue. The past serves as a foundation to build upon. For me, 2013 was about getting some definition. I got a belly full what I didn’t want. Continue reading to hear what I do want in 2014.

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