Beautiful endings

We generally remember the last part of an article, the last thing discussed at a meeting, and the last portion of most conversations....

Old Souls

We can all imagine a person who carries themselves with a presence of calm, serenity of spirit and maturity well beyond their years....

There is a better way

I am bike obsessed. I don’t do a tonne of riding, but shopping, browsing, and obsessing over bikes has been a hobby for about 20 years....

Help mister… our calf is drowning!

I was already quite stressed after struggling to load our dog Winnie into the car for her vet appointment. She had been quite sick the...

The stories we tell

This morning I informed Olive about a job that I had recently applied for, which I was very excited about. She informed me that she was...

Learning from bad landings

Last Saturday I was shaken up by the worst landing I’ve had in twenty four years of flying. While rushing to get my newest aircraft back...

Kill the intro!

As more of my information diet is being streamed from online sources such as youtube, I am noticing that I am becoming much more aware...

First bus ride ever!

As we approached the end of her second year of school It was kind of sad to hear Hazel say “I’ve never been on a school bus before”....

What does efficiency look like?

“Do you think we should get Ikea to place our online order in a ‘pick-up locker’? Karina asked as we were heading to Edmonton this week....

Anything but a backpack

An improv activity that I occasionally implement is 'taking an alternate route'. Whether driving home from work, or walking out to do...

A little appreciation feels amazing

I know that intrinsic motivation is supposed to be enough. These are the rewards that internally manifest when completing meaningful...

Will they cry when you’re gone?

Based on Olive’s uncontrollable sobbing you could have assumed that a loved relative had died, or perhaps her dog was killed, or maybe...

We all need a ‘spotter’

Recently, Olive assumed the role of my ‘spotter’ during my morning training. At eight years old she is finally able (and willing) to...

Finding a lost dog

By the third day of searching for our lost dog Winnie, my imagination was going to pretty dark places. Visions of … Winnie being consumed...

Bring your pet to work

Last week I finally got the opportunity to meet Paisley, the newest canine addition to our office halls. Watching Paisley arrive on the...

Keeping the status quo… so painful!

I know it’s not ideal to blame the time change on my broken screen protector, but my hands were slightly clumsier than usual loading up...

The Value of Pride

“Dad, I was so proud, I was the only one who figured out the game today, and I participated the whole time!” Olive was ‘jacked’ after...

He smiled and waved at me!

Last Friday I asked Olive how her day was. “It was great daddy!” I then added the usual. “What was the best part?” Her response was so...

Thank you Friendo!

It was Valentine's day 15 years ago that Karina and I bought our first baby, Friendo, a palm sized white and black Jack Russel. Friendo...

 

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