We never stop pushing limits

I was intrigued to hear a friend's story last week about following a marked RCMP vehicle on the highway at exactly the speed limit, and...

Will this make me better?

Cleaning up my daughter’s birthday party at 10pm last Saturday, while indulging in an excess of treats and beverages, I wish I would have...

Am I a ‘talky pants’?

“Am I a talky pants?” was the sweet question that our five year old Hazel asked Karina this week. This hint of self awareness, or self...

Kid Enthusiasm... more please!

I turned 41 this week. For the days preceding my birthday I got the most enthusiastic and excited dialogue from Olive and Hazel. “Dad you...

Just laugh it off

My spidey senses were tingling when one of my High School Phys. Ed. students begged to take my only ‘Aerobie’ disc out to the field...

A life of Service

During a recent drive Karina and I were chatting about how to bring one of our friends out of the ‘funk’ that they have been in recently....

What have I been preaching?

I get quite a bit of entertainment from fun little ‘Catholic readings’ that my Grandpa leaves on my office desk. These treasures often...

Improve yourself with data

When I found out that my friend Will beat me to buying the ‘Whoop Strap’ fitness, sleep and recovery tracker, I was jealous. I had been...

Breathe some new life into your old machine

Karina and I have been religious about following the ‘KonMari’ method of only keeping things around us that truly bring joy. Sock drawer…...

Avoid a self-awareness failure

I’ve always thought that the antidote to ‘resting bitch face’ would be a mirror or a video camera. Surely once a person observed their...

Is it time for a gratitude injection?

A couple of weeks ago I had a grade 10 CALM class use a gratitude practice as an ‘exit pass’ to leave the day’s lesson. Most of the...

Opening gates for Papa

I am observing so many great memories being created during ‘back-up’ child care days. When tummy pains kept my seven year old daughter...

Maybe it’s time to REFOCUS

Our first baby boy, Friendo (Jack Russell) turned 14 recently. I will confess that I do not love our midnight routine of panicked...

What are your foggy windows?

“Wow, I’d forgotten we have a view!” Karina remarked after the first look out of our new living room windows that got installed this...

The reaction tells the real story

My best friend Scott just won $1,200,000 in a 50/50 draw. When he face-timed me in mild shock to reveal this news, there were a lot of...

Would your 80 year old self be proud?

I had a magical moment on lunch supervision last week. My two beautiful daughters, Hazel (kindergarten), and Olive (grade 2), helped me...

A puzzling leadership connection

This week we finished our fourth Wentworth puzzle. These beautiful wood puzzles from Great Britain are works of art. There was a moment...

 

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