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The Buddy System

When we were kids, we were always encouraged to work with a friend towards a common goal. That was really our parents teaching us the power of “team”. You know the old cliche, “there’s no I in team”. Recently, my wife decided to work with a friend to help them both be more motivated in …

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Wise Counsel

Part of the discussion at church yesterday was about seeking “Wise Counsel”. The suggestion was made that we find half a dozen people who we consider brighter and/or more experienced than ourselves to turn to when facing a challenge. By asking the “Wise Counsel”, you will find a common consensus that will help you in …

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I can’t stand the heat!

I have to say I’m generally impressed with people the past few days. I know I get cranky when I’m hot and there has been no respite in over a week! Most people I have run into have been quite jovial about it all. Probably because there’s not much we can do about it so …

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This is amazing.

This summer, Philips and the renowned director/producer Ridley Scott launched a global filmmaker competition dubbed “Tell It Your Way” following its Cannes Lions award-winning short-film project “Parallel Lines.” The entrants were given freedom of expression and could take up any theme they wanted; still there were two strict rules—there had to be the exact six-line …

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No more children

It’s funny. When the kids are younger, we can’t wait for them to leave the nest. Today, my son, the youngest of the brood, turned 19. I guess we can’t really say he’s a kid any more. We have had a heck of a ride with four kids. It’s more fun than a roller coaster! …

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The Lamp

I watched this movie with my wife last night. Having recently lost a child, it really struck home. I found myself visiting my son’s web site today and having a few quiet tears. I miss him but we have so much to be thankful for and we need to keep it together for our other …

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A Child Lost

It’s just not normal to outlive a child but occasionally, it happens. I’m missing my son today and thought about this poem that will make you cry but can bring some peace: A Child Of Mine (To All Parents) Edgar Guest I will lend you, for a little time, A child of mine, He said. …

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He’s back!!!

My son is back, at least for now. I think this one will be our world traveler. He spent about four months in Montreal and then four or five in Jasper, Alberta. Now he’s home to take a course to teach English as a second language which he hopes to do in South America. We’re …

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What is a coffee worth?

When I was in the financial services industry, I needed a story to be able to help people understand why and how much they needed to save. This was a few years ago and a “Timmy’s” was a little cheaper then, $1.35. Using this example, I think it’s reasonable to expect to go to Tim …

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The Full Monty!

Sean Montgomery decided he wanted to try out this Warrior Dash at Horshoe resort on July 9, 2011.  Wanting to make a difference at the same time, Sean made an arrangement with Princess Margaret Hospital for people to make donations in Brett’s name. He raised $2,130 at this event.  Sean is an amazing young man …

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