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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Are you resilient?

Recently, this update appeared in my Facebook feed: What is resilience? I get a text saying the sidewalk is all ripped up outside the [office] that I will not make it in. I pivot to work at [another of our offices]. I get off the wheelchair Uber at...

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Why am I nervous?

A few weeks back, I attended a trip to Cleveland, OH with the Ceremonial Band of the Waterloo Regional Police. While there we attended and performed in the Greater Cleveland Peace Officer Memorial and Tattoo. If you don’t know, a Tattoo is a marching floor show, in...

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What am I learning?

On my birthday back in February, I was challenged by a friend to do something inspiring for the world. So, I finally started the podcast series titled "Let's Go Fly a Kite."  The podcast is something I've procrastinated on for more than a year, and now there are ten...

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Drivers … drive

I live in Kitchener, Ontario. Much like any city, we have some road construction going on. Unlike many cities though, it's happening at an unprecedented level.  You drive up a street one day and nothing. You come back the next day, and there's a detour. The other day...

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