I’m not sorry

Last week a friend of mine pointed out I need to stop apologizing so much. I sometimes joke that it's a Canadian thing to do, and I can't help myself as we're just way too nice. While I think Canadians are nice people, I also think this is about more than just being...

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In Silence

While on vacation this summer I woke up one morning with swimmers ear. If you don’t know what swimmers is, it’s essentially an infection that causes the ear canal to swell shut. It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and painful if left untreated. The biggest problem when I...

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Time to get out of this fog

I am writing this post early one morning while sitting on the shore of Cedar Lake in Algonquin Park. It's beautiful out this morning, yet there’s a thin fog present on the lake. The trees on the far side have taken on a dull green colour, and it’s almost as if the...

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Seriously: Him too?

Last week, I wrote about how we look at others in our life. It’s an important topic, and not for the sake of the other people.  In the week since I released that post, I’ve been in conversation with several people who were quick to point out to me that if I’m right,...

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What truly matters

I don’t spend a lot of time paying attention to the news, but it’s hard to escape it these days. There are some pretty wacky, and at times scary things showing up in my social media feeds daily. The things I’m talking about centre on issues like Trump, racism, hate,...

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Doing what people do

It's been a couple of weeks since we returned from camping at Brent. Brent is a remote campground which is the very thing which draws us there.  More than anything, we love going to Brent for the quiet which comes from being so far from our busy world. Even our cell...

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Connections that matter

This morning, I sit by the shore of Cedar Lake for likely the last time until next summer. It’s been a great three weeks, with our trailer parked about ten paces from the water. During our vacation, we’ve had visitors join us for a few days, gone fishing, boating,...

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All we are

Last week I talked about the stories we are telling ourselves, and then I come across this Buddha quote:   I almost didn't use this quote this week, as I was telling myself this story there would be some eye-rolling if I used the same theme two weeks in a row. ...

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What’s your story?

Somewhere between 300-1000 years ago, someone paddled out on Mazinaw Lake and left this drawing on the cliffs (in what is now Bon Echo Provincial Park). Rosie and I saw these Petroglyphs when we visited Bon Echo Park earlier in June. It is incredible to think we were...

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Your deepest fear!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about...

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