Category: Social Commentary

3 Things I Learned At Rock Lake, Algonquin Park

beautiful sunset

Rock Lake is in God’s country in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada. The 3 things I learned were not what I expected to learn there. 3 Things I Learned At Rock Lake Plan to be disconnected. Keep an open mind about your neighbours. Think twice about taking an Audi camping! When you go to a place …

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Net Geners, Living Life 15 Minutes At A Time

The TV Generation: Switch off; I receive; Couch potato; Helpless; Monoculture; United. The Net Generation: Switch on; I send & receive; Subway surfer; Powerful; Multi-culture; Fragmented

Net Geners have Grown Up Digital and are living life 15 minutes at a time. Is your message getting across? This generation literally thinks differently than previous generations. Learn how to communicate with them. Grown Up Digital Don Tapscott released Grown Up Digital in 2008. I read this book in 2015 and find it totally …

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Is Private Education Risky Business?

Private Education and Managing Risk People tend to forget the differences between public education and private education and are not aware of the risk when you give your money to a private institution. The key difference is that private education is a business, not a public service. As a business, private carries all the risks of …

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How Entrepreneurial Minds Are Changing The Workplace

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Our educational system today is creating employees and business owners with entrepreneurial minds. For those who become business owners, this is absolutely necessary. How does or should this change the workplace dynamic?  What is an entrepreneurial mind? Entrepreneurial minded people are those who are focused on: finding opportunities. identifying and solving challenges. personal development. increasing …

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Cannabis Oil – What would you be willing to do for your child?

Cannabis Oil has been around a lot of years and readily accessible. At least until the medical mafia gets their fingers into the game. If your child was sick and it would make their pain more bearable or even potentially save their life, what would do? Procuring and using cannabis oil can land you in …

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Parenting: Helicopter Parent or Free Range?

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Now they have categories for parents. Are you a Helicopter or a Free Range parent? There is no right or wrong. We make it up as we go! What is a helicopter parent? Think about a helicopter and what it can do. A helicopter hovers in the air …

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Is Your Retirement On Target?

Woman choosing directions.

When I entered the work force just a “few” years ago, 55 was a reasonable target for retirement. They lied! What can we do to change and/or improve our targets? Moving Targets Retirement Permanent employment Financial stability In the post war (Second World War) era, jobs were plentiful. Employers paid good wages, provided pension and …

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Is Society Losing Touch With Reality?

Losing touch with reality has been happening for centuries now. Literally. Every day we create a new process and/or device that removes us from people more and more. How do we find the balance? Does Touch Ground Us In Reality? When I became a new Dad, everything changed when I held those children in my …

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Why I think elections should be held on Remembrance Day

Soldiers

Remembrance Day should be a paid holiday and elections held that day. Recent events have really reminded me how much I appreciate our soldiers who work so hard to protect us. I am probably a little more sensitive than some my age and younger, because both of my grandfathers served and I was lucky enough …

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Wasting time. What does that mean, really?

You are not wasting your time when you spend it wisely.  Even when you do it slowly. I have to thank my friend Dave Korotkov for posting a TED Talk by Carl Honore entitled “In Praise of Slowness”.  This is a great talk about the importance of slowing down to get more out of life.  Yes, …

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