Barry Clermont

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Dec 31

Wedding In The Woods

Aidan Smith

My daughter celebrated her wedding in the woods December 2017. A young man from England stole her heart. I warned him that if he breaks it, there will be nowhere safe to hide! Wedding In The Woods Sometimes, I believe my daughter was born about 50 years late. Who but a hippie would decide they …

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Nov 26

Mortgage Rules in Canada Changing Again!

Mortgage, this word strikes fear in the hearts of Canadians! Do you understand how the upcoming changes will affect you? Mortgage Renewal In past, there wasn’t really much of an effect. It’s likely most institutions would consider you as a client without too much hassle. Not any more. Your mortgage provider may have a lock …

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Nov 05

Blogging: Short Essays, Down and Dirty!

Blogging – Keep It Simple Have you ever thought about blogging and just found it so intimidating? Stop! It doesn’t have to be.Blogging can be really easy, it’s just writing short essays. I never realized at the time that my grade 13 English teacher was preparing me to be a blogger. We had to write …

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Nov 02

Happiness Comes Before Success

Happiness is actually the precursor to success, not the result. HAPPINESS You can choose to have happiness. Yes, just choose! To be honest, I’m feeling lazy today and came across a great video by Jeff Olson. I have had the pleasure of spending time with him with a beer by the pool! Very smart guy …

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Nov 01

LegalShield Testimonial: Wireless Service Provider

My son got a cell phone for his 16th birthday. He was told he had unlimited texting. No one explained the difference between texting and MMS. This was 9 years ago and that was all new. When his first bill came in, there were charges for $168 worth of messages! My wife was on the …

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Nov 01

LegalShield Testimonial: Power of Attorney

Having been named Power of Attorney for both my mother and father, I was in a dilemma when Dad had a major stroke and really couldn’t be reasonably expected to make decisions and Mom was in a coma. I was being asked to make a decision about taking my mother off life support. Dad was …

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Nov 01

LegalShield Testimonial: Can I use my membership for a medical question?

My wife was with my son after surgery while I was home with the other kids. My son had just had a lung removed and was in extreme pain. We suspected a possible blood clot in his legs after surgery. It was Saturday on a holiday weekend in May and there was only skeleton staff. …

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Oct 06

Cappuccino, So Hard To Find A Good One!

Cappuccino at Creative Bean

Cappuccino became my favourite drink almost 40 years ago when I went on a school trip to Italy. The problem is finding a good one in Canada. Until now! Cappuccino This Italian specialty, cappuccino, is usually made with a double espresso and steamed milk. I like cocoa sprinkled on mine. No sweetener for me! I’m …

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Sep 13

Things Have Meaning: Be careful what you make fun of and don’t touch that thing!

Things hold memories. We tie meaning to objects and get hurt when those are made fun or defensive if someone tries to take them away. Things Have Meaning Some things bring joy, others heartache. Most of us have at some time or another had things like paintings, records or maybe special sweaters that caused a …

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Aug 01

Change happens. Will you embrace it or run?

Picture of new Dad with children

I believe change is one of the scariest things in life. The problem is you can’t stop change. The question then becomes will you embrace it or run? You Can’t Stop Change Whether it’s career, environment or just about anything in your life, the only thing you have control over when it comes to change …

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